Catherine Freeman


Catherine Freeman 1999

Catherine is a local dance artist, a graduate of the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance in 1996. Her skills encompass a range of dance styles and she has had the opportunity to share these during her teaching to children of various ages. She is a teacher, performer and choreographer who utilises her broad skills that encompass a range of dance styles in many community projects and local initiatives including Festivale, Stompin, the Streets Alive Youth Festival, Ripe Theatre's One Talk, Deloraine River Festival, Three Peaks Race, Targa Parade, International Women's Day, Green Arts Launch, Yelling the Edge and Roundabout Georgetown.

Catherine performed with Tasdance in the 1997 Poetry and Dance Festival, the 1997 Passion Fruit tour, Skin Deep, in the circus based show, Tease and choreographed Sophie was a Fish for the Storylines season. She has also been co director and choreographer for Tasdance's educational projects Calling Emergency, Dial 000, Generations, X-tinct, Fresh and Wild Rice.

Catherine received an emerging artist grant to study in Brisbane where she performed at the Powerhouse with her own creation of belly-hoop - a mixture of hoola-hoop and belly dance. Catherine was also a member of THE! Marching Girls, where she was able to develop her physical and street theatre skills. Catherine has also delved into the acting arena with her performance in the poetry based show HIVE for Centr Stage. Catherine was also a founding member of local production company, Chimera. In 2004 Catherine was part of the Rub Collective, choreographing and performing a solo work and short film. Her works include collaborations with other artists such as the tribal Nerthuz and the dance monologue in Ripe Theatre's One Talk.