Katie Adams-Gossage (she/her) is committed to a holistic dance philosophy, and consequently centres education, performance, process, relationships, and social context in equal measure.
As an interpreter, Katie puts emotional and physical intelligence at the forefront of her contributions. Notable choreographers and presenters for whom she has danced include adelheid dance projects, Toronto Dance Theatre, Pulga Muchochoma, Half Light Dance Project, KINAJ, Colleen Snell, Frédérique Perron, Kaelin Isserlin, Vania Dodoo-Beales, Darryl Tracy, Kendra Epik, and Renee Smith for Peggy Baker Dance Projects. She recently toured Maxine Heppner’s Nine Bronze Pieces in southern Italy and is currently in processes for new works by Heidi Strauss and Tavia Christina.
Katie’s artistry is underscored by her time at Dance Arts Institute (formerly The School of Toronto Dance Theatre), where she was recognized with the Kathryn Ash Scholarship and the Leslie Wood Leadership Award. Upon graduation, she received the Winchester Prize for choreographic distinction, which facilitated the presentation of her original work in the SummerWorks Lab and a close mentorship with choreographer Jenn Goodwin. Katie recently created and performed a solo work co-commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto Biennial of Art, and Pride Toronto, and presented by Nuit Blanche. She is currently creating a new piece to be presented at MoCA in November.
Katie is eager to engage in dance pedagogy, and works routinely as class demonstrator to Peggy Baker, Rosemary James, Pat Miner, and Darryl Tracy at Dance Arts Institute, Toronto Metropolitan University, and Canada’s National Ballet School. She leads improvisational classes in Toronto’s professional contemporary dance community and adult contemporary classes at Dance Arts Institute.