News: Cathy Waller announced as Blueprint Bursary winner 2012
East London Dance and Sadler’s Wells are pleased to announce the Blueprint Bursary Winner for 2012 as Cathy Waller. The Blueprint Bursary offers one emerging choreographer a year the invaluable support and guidance of East London Dance and Sadler’s Wells to create and tour a brand new work that is relevant for young audiences
Cathy’s career began training in gymnastics and classical forms throughout her youth in Hampshire. Once deciding dance was her true passion, she continued her professional training at LABAN Conservatoire for Contemporary Dance, graduating with a BA Hons in Dance Theatre. Alongside her training developed a love for hip-hop theatre. Cathy is resident choreographer for Dance Offensive based in Cambridge as well as choreographing for numerous projects around the U.K. She is now looking forward to using the bursary to create a new piece combining her passion for both contemporary and hip hop theatre, and working with live musicians.
Check out Cathy’s choreography in the video below.
Now in it’s fifth year, the scheme is renowned for spotting hidden talent and supporting choreographers to make their ideas a reality. Previous recipients include James Wilton and Joseph Toonga.