Rosie Kay BA (hons) FRSA, born in Scotland, trained at London Contemporary Dance School graduating in 1998 and after a career performing internationally, formed Rosie Kay Dance Company in 2004.
Kay has created award-winning theatre works that include; Motel (2016) in collaboration and inspired by visual artists Huntley Muir, Sluts
of Possession (2013) in collaboration with the Pitt Rivers Museum,There is Hope (2012) exploring religion, 5 SOLDIERS: The Body Is The Frontline (2010), based on extensive research with military which continues to tour in the UK and Internationally, 10 SOLDIERS and Double Points: K (2008) in collaboration with Emio Greco | PC. Outdoor and site-specific works include Modern Warrior (2017), Haining Dreaming (2013), The Great Train Dance (2011) on the Severn Valley Railway and Ballet on the Buses (2007) in collaboration with Birmingham Royal Ballet.
Kay’s film credits include Choreographer to the Box Office hit Sunshine on Leith (2013) and choreographer of the live Commonwealth Games Handover Ceremony 2018.
In 2018 Rosie was Associate Director and Choreographer of Woyzeck at Birmingham REP
Kay was the first Leverhulme Artist in Residence to the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, 2013 – 2014 and has continued as a Research Associate.
Awards include ‘Young Achiever of Scotland’ from The Queen, Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award and nominated as Best Modern Choreography for 5 SOLDIERS, National Dance Awards, 2015.
Kay lives in Birmingham with her husband Louis Price and 5-year-old son, Gabriel.