Kat Cooley

Professional Performing Artist


Kathryn Cooley is a professional dancer and aerialist based in the UK and Ireland. Trained in Cornwall, she attended St. Austell College where she graduated with a distinction in her BTEC Dance qualification. She then received her BA (Honours) Degree in Performing Arts (Dance) from L.I.P.A, (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) in 2009. As soon as she graduated she was taken on by international aerial dance company Fidget Feet (based in Ireland) and is now an associate artist with the company.

Upcoming Teaching and Workshops –

If you want to catch a class with Kat in 2019 she will be teaching at:

Circus Factory, Cork, Ireland 10th of March 2019 – See here for details – http://www.circusfactorycork.com

The Irish Aerial Dance Festival – see here for details – https://irishaerialdancefest.com

The European Dance Festival – see here for details – http://www.eadf.co.uk




Associate Artist with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance, Ireland 2009 – present
All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre, Scotland 2012 – present
White Gold – Iron Oxide, Scotland – Cuerda Producciones, Argentina 2014
Paradise Lost? – Scarabeus Aerial Dance Theatre, London 2013
Inside Out Launch – Iron Oxide, Scotland 2012


Les Commandos Percu, France 2012 – 2013
C-scape Dance Company, Cornwall 2013
Commonwealth Handover Ceremony, Delhi 2010
Attik Dance, Cornwall 2010
Cantabile 2, Denmark 2010 – 2011
Ringo Star Concert, Liverpool 2008


European Aerial Dance Festival 2014 – present
Irish Aerial Dance Festival 2013 – present
Rise Youth Dance Company 2012
Adventure International 2010
DanceBase, Edinburgh 2009 – 2010

Harness Work

Vertical Dance

Kat has been involved in the Vertical Dance Forum over the past three years and as you can see has been loving it!

Vertical Dance Forum in Wales – YouTube
Vertical Dance Forum in Ireland – YouTube
Vertical Dance Forum in Croatia – YouTube

Other recent vertical dance work:

Dancin’ Oxford – Gravity and Levity – 2018 – YouTube

Harness Performance Consulting

Kat has been delighted and honoured to start working for High Performance in 2018 and is now PPE certified as well as working at height qualified. If you require a harness consultant please contact for details.



Motionhouse – Lumin – Romania – 2018 – YouTube


Recently Kat’s skills in counterweighting have brought her many new exciting projects including:

How to Square a Circle – YouTube – 2018

Bothy Culture and Beyond – Grit Orchestra – Celtic Connections 2018 – All or Nothing Dance Theatre – YouTube
Research and Development
Trioperas – Covent Garden Soloist – 2017


Kat & Dawg

Over the last three years Kat has been working with esteemed colleague (and great mate) Maire Dee to create Kat and Dawg Productions. They have recently finished Ireland’s first vertical dance film ‘Walls of Limerick’. They are now in production for their first live show ‘By a Thread’, premiering on the 29th of June 2019 in An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Ireland. For more information see https://www.katanddawg.com/ or facebook