Kate Weare Company : Artists

Douglas Gillespie, Guest Artist

DOUGLAS GILLESPIE (Dancer) is a Brooklyn-based artist passionate in the making, teaching and embodiment of dance as an art form. Gillespie was an originating company member and creative contributor throughout Kate Weare Company’s first decade. Currently serving as Guest Artist, he teaches on behalf of KWCo and assists Weare on commissions. Gillespie also teaches at colleges and dance centers around the world, most recently at The Juilliard School, NYU Tisch Summer Program, Mark Morris Dance Group, National Taiwan University of the Arts and on faculty at Gibney Dance Center in New York. Gillespie was born in San Diego, Ca. raised in Jacksonville, Fl. and received his BFA in Dance from Florida State University in 2005.

photo by Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang

Current Dancers

  • Douglas Gillespie, Guest Artist
  • Julian De Leon, Dancer and Rehearsal Director
  • Nicole Vaughan-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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