Kate Stanforth

Overture 2021-22 Cohort

Kate Stanforth is a disabled dancer, teacher, and choreographer. She was training to be a professional ballerina when she became unwell at the age of 14, and never fully recovered. As soon as she was strong enough, Kate re-entered the dance studio in her wheelchair and now holds an Associate Teaching Qualification in ballet (I.D.T.A), and a qualification in Progressing Ballet Techniques. She runs an inclusive dance academy and is passionate about making the dance world more accessible. Highlights of her career include choreographing for the BBC, dancing in Miami for George ASDA, and being the first disabled dancer featured for Bloch.