“We need to work harder to make sure that everyone has equal opportunity to make that work”
Cathy Marston is a choreographer, who was educated in Cambridge, Cathy spent two years at the Royal Ballet School, London, before launching a successful international career now spanning over twenty years.
As a student her ballet teacher told her parents; “the problem with Cathy is that she thinks for herself” – something that foreshadowed an individual and remarkable career thus far.
Passionate about opening original ideas to new audiences, Cathy crafts the unexpected between classical and contemporary art forms. Cathy has choreographed around the world for a range of different companies including for: The Royal Ballet; the Royal Opera House; Royal Opera, Northern Ballet; English National Ballet; George Piper Dances (Ballet Boyz); David Hughes Dance; The Ensemble Group; Central Ballet; Images of Dance; Encore Dance Company; Royal Ballet School; London Children’s Ballet; Grange Park Opera, Sonia Friedman productions, Ballett des Theater St Gallen, Ballett im Revier; Finnish National Ballet; Danish Royal Ballet; Washington Ballet; Danza Contemporanea de Cuba; Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and Opera Australia
To her further credit, Cathy held the role of Artistic Director of Bern Ballett, in Switzerland between 2007-2013 and as an Associate Artist Royal Opera House, London between 2002-2006.
When we spoke, the importance of mentors and challenging static thinking were the topics of discussion that came out.
“Men tend to be at the tip of the tongue at the moment, but that is beginning to change”
This season has been produced to complement a special report exploring gender equality in Australian Dance. You can find the full report: Turning Pointe: Gender Equality in Australian Dance at https://www.delvingintodance.com/turning-pointe. This season focuses on international voices about gender equality in dance. Check out previous interviews from Deborah Jowett, Gideon Obarzanek, Rafael Bonachela, Lucy Guerin, Anouk van Dijk, David McAllister & Damian Jalet. You can now find Delving into Dance on Facebook, as well as Twitter and iTunes.
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