Katharine Hawthorne
What & Why

I create in the space between art and science, combining my physics background with my embodied experience as a dancer. I see the studio as my laboratory for experimentation and discovery. My work asks how our interactions with technology impact how we move and experience the world around us. My most recent work asked the audience to imagine the future.


I am a San Francisco based dancer and choreographer. I received early training through the Royal Academy in Singapore, and continued my studies at Ballet Arts Minnesota under Bonnie Mathis, the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance under Summer Lee Rhatigan, and with master Cunningham teacher Diane Frank. From 2011 - 2017, I performed with Liss Fain Dance and as a collaborating artist with Ledges and Bones. Previously I appeared with Hope Mohr Dance, Sharp & Fine, and James Sewell Ballet, among others. I have presented my creative work widely in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, Nebraska, Brown University in Providence, RI; Athens, Buenos Aires, Montréal, and Italy. I hold a B.S. in Physics and Dance, with honors, from Stanford University. Please see my Resume, Portfolio, and List of Complete Works for more detail.