Kate Insolia

Kate Insolia (performer) Artistic Director of the Urbana Dance Company, has been performing, directing and teaching dance for over three decades.  The Urbana Dance Company is a modern dance group founded in 2012 that seeks to understand the power of performance as a vital means for political action and social transformation.  Kate has extensive experience in working with both adults and children, and for the last 10 years has taught dance classes, designed curriculums, directed, and choreographed for schools and local dance communities here in Champaign-Urbana.  Interwoven in her dance teaching and art making is educating people about their relationship to native land.  Kate believes that in order to make meaningful art and build loving communities we must contend with our role in the genocide of native peoples.  Kate is of Lakota heritage.  Kate received her B.A. in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.F.A in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.