Biography

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Katie trained for an FDA in Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre at Circomedia, Bristol from 2010-2012 then returned in 2014 after 2 years of travelling, teaching and doing outreach work to compete a BA Hons in Contemporary Circus and Physical Performance. Under the tuition of Bim Mason she developed a love for physical theatre, specifically ensemble devising and work which has a relevant and cutting edge to it. She has since moved on to study with Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company at Royal Holloway.

Her main skill is physical theatre but she can also unicycle, juggle and perform basic duo-acrobalance.

​Katie’s background stems from dance including contemporary, ballet, tap and jazz, plus some musical theatre helping Katie be confident using her voice. Relevant skills include experience teaching dance and circus workshops as well as having a driving license and car.

For more information about Katie's Post-grad with Royal Holloway and Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company please visit katiealexanderjv.weebly.com/


Work Experience


Dance Instructor 01/02/17 - Currently
Cleveland Road Primary School, Ilford.

Co-director and Performer in 'Walk to School' 12/01/17 - 23/01/17

Wild Light Theatre Company, London. 

Teaching a range of circus skills and counselling campers 21/06/17 - 03/09/17
Long Lake Camp for the Arts, New York.

Circus Teacher and Outreach Volunteer with Performers Without Borders 02/01/16 - 23/03/16
Kenya, Africa

Teaching a range of circus skills and counselling campers 23/06/15 - 31/08/15
Long Lake Camp for the Arts, New York.

Teaching a range of circus skills and counselling campers 17/06/14 - 25/08/14
Long Lake Camp for the Arts, New York.


Circus Teacher and Outreach Volunteer with Performers Without Borders 14/01/14 - 15/03/14
Sierra Leone, Africa

Teaching a range of circus skills and counselling campers 16/06/13 - 27/08/13
Long Lake Camp for the Arts, New York.

Juggling Teacher 01/02/13 — 28/02/13
Jodie O’Shea Orphanage, Bali

Seeing Double Duo-Acrobalance 3/11/12
Launch party of the Bristol Spiegletent in aid of Temwa

‘Suited horse head’ Acro walkabout 27/10/12
Seeing Double acrobalance at the Bristol Museum

Daily Cargo premier 21/09/12 — 22/09/12
At Brisfest in Bristol, a new walkabout show with Grania Pickard

Seeing Double Acrobalance act and Improvised Walkabout 01/09/12
Hoochie Coochie’s ‘Child Circus Ball’ at the Creative Common Big Top, Bristol

Play Dead 04/07/12 — 07/07/12
A circus and physical theatre show directed by John Paul-Zaccarini. At Circomedia, Portland Square, Bristol

Acrobalance performance and instillation 26/05/12 — 27/05/12
At the Bath Fringe Festival in Bath. Performing with Outside!NOW!

Easter Bunny Unicycling walkabout act 08/04/12
With the Hoochie Coochie Kabaret; Wonderland Ball at the White Bear/Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Stilt Walking Teacher 07/04/12 — 08/04/12
At the 2012 Bristol Swing Dance Festival.

Circus Workshop Teacher 29/03/12
Guest teacher co-running Circus Workshops to year 7 students at Hymers College in Hull for a charity day. 

Solo Physical Theatre Performance 10/02/12
Showcase of devised solo final major project at Circomedia, Portland Square, Bristol

Seeing Double Duo-Acrobalance 21/01/12
Performance at the Bristol juggling Convention

Seeing Double Duo-Acrobalance 23/12/11
Performance at Square Bar and Berkeley Hotel, Bristol

Stilt Walking and Juggling 01/12/11 — 22/12/11
Contract at the Blue Mountain Golf and Conference Centre, Reading

Group Physical Theatre performance 14/12/11
A group devised piece ‘The Commons’ at Circomedia, Portland Square

Collaborative Dance and Circus Show 11/12/11
‘Christmas Project’ at The Island, Bristol

Walkabout Act 30/10/11
Bankers walkabout in Bristol City Centre to support the ‘Robin Hood Tax’

Juggling in a music video for ‘Hanging Doll’ 18/09/11
Shot at Thornbury Castle, South Gloucestershire

Performer at Mannifest 05/08/11 — 07/08/11
Running and performing devised work in the theatre tent at Mannifest (Isle of Man) with ‘Limitations Ltd.’

‘Eye of the Beholder’ 15/06/11 — 18/06/11
Circomedia end of year show. Performed at Circomedia, Portland Square. Directed by John-Paul Zaccarini. Performing physical theatre acts, rope, juggling and cradle.

Glastonbury Festival 22/06/11 — 26/06/11
‘Old Grannies on an outing’ Walkabout performance

Juggling Performance ‘Flesh’ 07/03/11 — 11/03/11
Working collaboratively with Sean Gandini to create an integrated movement and juggling piece