Board of Trustees-Kate Dalton
Kate grew up in Salisbury and as a child was a frequent participant and audience member at events at The Arts Centre, The Playhouse and The Festival. Inspired by these experiences she left to train at London Contemporary Dance School, following which she enjoyed a twenty year career in dance and theatre. Choreographers she worked with included Gregory Nash, Sue MacLennan, Jonathan Lunn, Paula Hampson and Ellen van Schuylenburch. Her own choreography has been performed by professional, youth and community groups alike, including her own pick up company and duo, The Chaos Sisters. As a movement director, Kate’s work includes “Wendy Darling” and “Never Done” for Peta Lily, “The Return of Burke and Hare” and “The Buck Run” for KYBO and “Partick Thistle Football Crazy” for The Arches Theatre Company.
After returning to Salisbury, she choreographed the 1996 Playhouse production of “A Doll’s House” and a number of productions for The Godolphin School. She co-founded Obelisk Dance alongside Debbie Lee-Anthony and became the first dance company in residence at Salisbury Arts Centre.
Kate currently works as an independent therapist. For fifteen years, she was a member of the Families Department at Action on Addiction. Whilst there, she was a founder facilitator on the flagship M-PACT programme, a therapeutic intervention focussing on affecting change for children living with parental substance misuse. She has also established LASU, a local organisation created to support families living alongside substance use. Kate is now training new counsellors as part of the teaching team at Redlands.