Katrina McPherson is an award-winning screen dance artist, whose creative, scholarly and educational work is at the forefront of the international field. Having originally trained as a dancer and choreographer at Laban, an early career fascination with the collaborative possibilities of dance and the moving image led her to complete a post-graduate in Electronic Imaging (video art) at Dundee University, laying the foundations of what would become a life-long, multi-faceted and influential engagement with screen dance.
Katrina's collaborative single, multi-screen and on-line works have been presented at venues and festivals world-wide. Since the early 1990’s, Katrina has often been awarded funding from public and private organisations, institutions and arts councils, including being a recipient of the prestigious Creative Scotland Award of £25,000 for an individual artist in 2002. Katrina is a much sought-after teacher, lecturer and workshop facilitator and has taught screen dance and related subjects, both practical and academic in the UK, Australia, Germany, USA, Canada and China. Katrina is currently Visiting Lecturer at the Universities of Bath Spa, England Limerick, Ireland and Utah in the USA.
Katrina is the author of 'Making Video Dance- a step-by-step guide to creating dance for the screen' (Routledge 2006), the second edition of which was published in 2018. Over a period of 15-years, Katrina was a director of arts programmes for UK television making films f