Kate Weare is the artistic director of Kate Weare Company, known for its startling combination of formal choreographic value and visceral, emotional interpretation. The Company celebrates its 10th Anniversary Season at BAM Fisher, February 19-22, 2015. Weare received The Guggenheim Fellowship Award in 2014, The Mellon Foundation Residency through The Joyce Theater in both 2014 and 2011, and The Princess Grace Fellowship for Choreography in 2009. She is currently creating a new work through a Creative Residency from The Joyce to premiere in their 2016 season. In 2013, Weare was the inaugural artist chosen for BAM’s Fisher Building Residency Program, and her resulting work, Dark Lark, marked her Company’s debut in BAM’s Next Wave Festival. Past awards include: Joyce SoHo Artist-in-Residency, Jacob’s Pillow Artist-in-Residency & Commission, Dance New Amsterdam Artist-in-Residency, First Prize in NYC’s The AWARD Show, Danspace Project Commission, Bates Dance Festival Artist-in-Residency and MANCC Choreographic Fellowship. Fascinated by working with living composers, Weare has commissioned original scores and performed live with extraordinary musicians such as New York-based Argento Chamber Ensemble, San Francisco-based string band The Crooked Jades, and Brooklyn-based indie band One Ring Zero and electro-acoustic cellist/composer Christopher Lancaster.