Kate Hewson is a modern dancer, choreographer, and teacher based in Madison, Wisconsin. She has also lived and performed in Belgium, England, and South Africa, her country of origin. She has presented her own aerial and modern choreography and performed with Li Chiao-Ping Dance, Jin-Wen Yu Dance, Cycropia Aerial Dance, Cherry Pop Burlesque, Connolly Dance Company, Ballet Madison, the Madison Opera and in works by Jan Erkert, Claudia Melrose, and by many local Madison artists.
Kate was a member of Cycropia Aerial Dance from 2000 to 20005. She served as choreographer, publicist, teacher, and performer during her time with the company, and returned to set an original work on the company in 2008.
Most recently, Kate co-founded the collaborative dance company Deart Heart Dance, dedicated to creating multi-sensory performance imbued with a poetic vision of environmental sustainability and social justice and inspired by Wisconsin cultures, landscapes, and seasons.
She received her MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2009, and also has a master’s degree in Image Studies (Visual Culture) and a bachelor's degree in French and International Studies. In addition, she is a freelance web designer and arts administrator, and runs an interdisciplinary arts residency program at University of Wisconsin-Madison.