Katie Duck has been a professional performer and maker since the early 1970’s. She has been an influential figure in the improvisational performance scene internationally, inspiring generations of performers, musicians and performance makers.

She set up the acclaimed Groupo in Italy in 1979. She was head of choreography at Dartington College of Arts (senior lecturer) in the late 1980’s. She joined the staff at Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in 1991 teaching movement research, improvisation, composition and technique and founded the improvisational dance and music company Magpie in the 1990’s with whom she toured internationally.

Katie has a determination to continue her research in theatre, music, dance, text and performance. Alongside her vocational studies, her research has led her toward social studies, cultural studies and brain studies. She believes that her research must not be validated by way of academic speak alone but rather on her insistence to hear, see and take part in the practice.