Gillie Kleiman (she/her) works with and in dance and choreography, creating performances, texts, events, and pedagogical encounters.
Gillie’s work has a persistent interest in both the figure and the activity of the non-professional, and many of the projects have involved participation of non-professional collaborators or of the audience. In 2020, Gillie initiated a new cycle of thinking and working about fat and fatness.
Gillie has degrees in dance and performance, including a PhD in Dance Studies. Alongside her artistic practice, she is Head of Higher Education at Dance City, an adviser to Jerwood Arts, a Trustee of People Dancing, a board member of Newcastle Creates, and external examiner at the Danish National School of Performing Arts. She is a member of the trade union UVW-DCW.
Gillie lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne.