Award winning dance artist Kate Holden has had the pleasure of interpreting the works of many esteemed Canadian choreographers, with performances across North America, France, Britain, Holland, and Singapore. She spent five seasons as a company member of Dancemakers under the direction of Michael Trent and was also a dancer with the Danny Grossman Dance Company for two seasons. Since 2001, Kate has been working closely with Peggy Baker Dance Projects and was appointed Artistic Associate in 2019. Kate received her formal training at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and for many years called Tkaronto home.
With colleague Kate Franklin, Kate founded first things first productions to commission and produce new contemporary dance works by Canadian choreographers. The company facilitated the creation and production of 10 new dance works from 2007-2013.
Kate recently relocated to Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia where she plays, learns and works by the Pijinuiskaq (Lahave River). She is loving getting to know her new surroundings and community. Her practice as a dance artist is influenced by her work as a Cranial Sacral Therapist and Reflexologist and her role as a mother to two young children. She continues to follow her curiosity for finding ease and pleasure in an expansive moving body.