Kathleen Hiley is known for her signature dramatic, evocative and expressive interpretations. She is the Artistic Director of Kathleen Hiley Solo Projects as well as Co-Founder of Drive Dance. Kathleen is currently a Company Member with Mouvement, Winnipeg Dance Projects under the artistic direction of Stephanie Ballard and Gaile Petursson-Hiley.
In November 2017 Kathleen Hiley Solo Projects presented a full length evening of rarely seen classic works by venerated dance pioneer, Isadora Duncan, and Canada’s Mother of Modern Dance, Rachel Browne. This historic evening of solo dance subsequently toured to Toronto and was presented by Toronto Heritage Dance in April 2018. Kathleen had the honor of representing Canada and performing in Delphi, Greece for the Isadora Duncan International Institute’s Festival for The Reinstatement of the Delphic Games in collaboration with the Delphic Ecumenical Union and esteemed Delphi Mayor Panagiotis Kaltsis in May 2017. Kathleen Hiley Solo Projects produced it’s first full length solo evening in February of 2016. This performance featured three world premieres and signature works by renowned Canadian choreographers Stephanie Ballard, Margie Gillis, Gaile Petursson-Hiley and Peter Quanz. Kathleen’s upcoming projects include performances with the Isadora Duncan International Institute in Warsaw, Poland and Venice, Italy, and the performance of 3 solo works in the Toronto Heritage Dance 2019 concert series.
Kathleen has performed as a solo artist in the 2016 QDance performance series presented by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the 2016 Isadora Duncan Lasting Luminescence Benefit Concert in Westport, Connecticut, the CoolNY Festival in New York, the Dumbo Dance Festival in New York, the núna (now) presentation for the Iceland Canada Art Convergence, and as a featured artist in Gaile Petursson-Hiley’s full length production of “Eclipse”.
Kathleen is currently a General Program Artistic Coordinator and instructor for the School of Contemporary Dancers General and Junior Professional Programs. She is also a Co-Founder of Drive Dance producing and performing in 8 full length productions. Kathleen graduated from the School of Contemporary Dancers Professional Program in affiliation with the University of Winnipeg with a B A Honors in Dance and received the Gold Medal in Theatre and Film.
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