Kathryn Cooley

Kathryn Cooley

Performance Artist

  • Location: Huddersfield/Bude
  • Career stage: Expert
  • Freelancer: Available

Hi my name is Kathryn cooley I am a Cornish Girl thorugh and through, hope you enjoy my profile.

Trained in Cornwall, Kathryn attended St. Austell College where she graduated with a distinction in her BTEC Dance qualification. She then receive her BA (Honours) Degree in Performing Arts (Dance) from L.I.P.A, (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) in 2009.As soon as she graduated she was taken on by international Aerial Dance Company Fidget Feet (Based in Ireland) and is now an associate artist with the company. Over the past seven years Kathryn has also worked for:

All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre, Scotland

Scarabeus Aerial Theatre, London

Cantabile 2, Denmark

Attik Dance, Plymouth

Iron Oxide, Scotland

Cscape Dance Company, Cornwall and Les Commandos Percu, France.

Kathryn has been fortunate enough to perform on large scale ceremonies including Ringo Star’s concert for the Liverpool Capital of Culture Opening Ceremony, the CommonWealth Games Handover Ceremony in Delhi, Cervantino in Mexico and was offered a place on the aerial team for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony in London.

Kathryn has now decided to embark on her own choreographic journey creating water based dance company WATERPROOF. She hopes to establish a link between synchronised swimming and dance techniques to create versatile spectacles that will be performed in water based locations across the UK and beyond.

Work History

Harness Teacher - European Aerial Dance Festival

Aug 2014 - Present

Harness and Dance Teacher - Irish Aerial Dance Festival

Jul 2013 - Present

Aerial Dancer - All or Nothing Aerial Dance Company

Jan 2012 - Present

Associate Artist - Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Company

Sep 2009 - Present

Dancer - Attik Dance

Jan 2009 - Present

Dance and Fire Artist - Les Commandos Percu

Jan 2012 - Dec 2013

Vertical Dancer - Scarabeus Aerial Dance Company

Jul 2013 - Jul 2013

Tap Dance Teacher - Dance Base, Edinburgh

Jan 2009 - Dec 2010


Circus Arts - Circus Foundation Course - The Hangar Arts Trust

Jan 2011 - Apr 2011

Dance and Performing Arts - BA Honours - Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Sep 2007 - Sep 2009

Dance and Performing Arts - BTEC National Diploma - St. Austell College, Cornwall

Sep 2007 - Sep 2009


  • Aerial Dance
  • Body Boarding
  • Choreography
  • Circus
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Dance
  • Dance Teacher
  • Dancer
  • Music
  • Sport
  • Synchronised swimming
  • Teaching
  • Vertical dance