Katherine’s research revolves around the intersection of dance, social practice, and somatic studies. With an attention to the interdisciplinary nature of the arts and sciences, Katherine hopes to blur the lines between traditional performance practice, community life, and individual health and wellness in her choreographic work. Alongside a rigorous investigation of choreographic form and structure, she explores collaborative, participant-generated models of dance making. By examining the value systems at play within choreographic and dance education settings, Katherine hopes to shed notions of elitism and performer/student objectification by engaging the creative capacities within every individual. Through her teaching she aims to encourage an anatomically healthy approach to movement that is both mindful and deeply expressive. In communities within and beyond the academy, Katherine offers creative movement practice as a way to deepen self-awareness and promote healthy social and environmental engagement.