Kate Weare Company : Artists

Douglas Gillespie, Dancer and Assistant Director

Douglas Gillespie received his BFA in Dance from Florida State University and joined Kate Weare Company in 2007. Gillespie currently serves as the Company’s Assistant Director and regularly teaches on behalf of the Company, most recently at The Juilliard School, NYU Tisch Summer Program and Gibney Dance Center. Last year he was also a performer in PunchDrunk’s Sleep No More, Shakespeare’s tragedy through the lens of film noir. Gillespie’s own student commissions include group work for Sante Fe College in Gainesville and a quartet for Cleveland State University.

photo by Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang

Current Dancers

  • Douglas Gillespie, Dancer and Assistant Director
  • Julian De Leon, Dancer and Rehearsal Director
  • Nicole Diaz, Dancer
  • Ryan Rouland Smith, Dancer
  • Kayla Farrish, Dancer
  • Thryn Saxon, Dancer
  • Current Collaborators

  • Sarah Cubbage, Costume Designer
  • Mike Faba, Lighting Designer
  • Curtis Robert Macdonald, Composer
  • Clifford Ross, Set Designer and Fabric Imagery
  • Kurt Perschke, Set Designer
  • Past Collaborators

  • Michael Hearst of One Ring Zero, Composer
  • The Crooked Jades, Composer
  • Michel Galante of Argento Chamber Ensemble, Composer
  • Christopher Lancaster, Composer
  • Brian Jones, Lighting Designer
  • Past Dancers

  • Leslie Kraus, Dancer
  • T.J. Spaur, Dancer
  • Adrian Clark, Founding Dancer
  • Luke Murphy, Dancer Emeritus
  • Jacquelyn Elder, Dancer Emeritus
  • Marlena Penney Oden, Dancer Emeritus
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