Gillie Kleiman is an artist. Her work starts from interests in dance and choreography and manifests in performances, texts, events, and pedagogical activities. Her work takes place in the fields of dance and live art and sometimes in related disciplines. Her work has been presented at, amongst others, Fierce Festival, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Dance Umbrella, Sadler’s Wells, and Nottdance.
Gillie did a BA in Dance and Culture at the University of Surrey, and an AHRC-funded MA in Performance and Creative Research at Roehampton University. In 2019 she was awarded a PhD in Dance Studies for a practice-centred project about non-professional performers in professional dance in relationship to post-work theory, also from Roehampton. She received danceWEB scholarships in 2008 and 2013, received an Artsadmin Artist’s Bursary in 2012-3, and was part of Sadler’s Wells’ first Summer University cohort in 2011-2014. Gillie currently works at Leeds Beckett University as a Lecturer in Dance, is an associate artist at Dance4, and a Trustee of People Dancing.
Gillie lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Image Credit: Portrait image photographer David Wilson-Clarke. Landscpae image photographer Camilla Greenwell.