Katherine is a founding dancer of Co3. Katherine graduated from WAAPA in 2012, where she was awarded the Hawaiian Award for Dance for the Most Outstanding Graduating student in Bachelor of Arts, and the Dance Theatre of WA Award.
Since graduating, Katherine has worked in Adelaide with Lisa Griffiths, in her work Chance and as a recipient of the Australia Council’s Artstart grant, was able to perform with Tasdance and Dancenorth in Threefold: Gavin Webber / Raewyn Hill / Huang Yi, as well as to travel to the UK to broaden her dance influences through secondments and workshops. Katherine has worked with Tasdance touring Luminous Flux: Tanja Ledjke / Byron Perry through Victoria and New South Wales and performed in Co3’s re:Loaded (2015 & 2016) choreographed by Larissa McGowan, Gavin Webber and Raewyn Hill.
Katherine performed in Raewyn Hill’s the cry in 2016, Co3’s first full-length work as part of the MoveMe Festival, and travelled to Sydney for the development of Crazy Times choreographed by Anthony Hamilton in collaboration with Sydney Dance Company. Most recently, Katherine was funded by DCA to perform as the understudy for the Anton Lachky Company for the premiere of Cartoon in Hasselt, Belgium.
Katherine also performed in Raewyn Hill’s THE ZONE this year.
“Katherine Gurr is compelling with her facial expressions and spasming bodily responses to ‘electric shock’ cues hidden within Charlie Chan’s imaginative music” – Nerida Dickinson, Arts Hub
“Katherine Gurr was the stand-out, her final solo a maelstrom of manic activity and silent diatribes.” – Nina Levy, The West Australian
“Dancer Katherine Gurr is particularly magnificent throughout, exhibiting admirable stamina in an epileptic fit-inducing finale.” – Megan Green, Australian Stage
“Katherine Gurr’s intense solo work at the piece’s conclusion is extremly visceral and elicts audible reactions of amusement and awe from the audience” – Cicely Binford, Perth Arts Live
“Most Outstanding Dancer 2016 – Katherine Gurr, in Co3’s re:Loaded” – Rita Clarke, The Australian
“Most Outstanding Dancer 2016 – Katherin Gurr (Co3) in Larissa McGowan’s Transducer and Raewyn Hill’s Carnivale, re:Loaded 2015” – Nina Levy, The West Australian
“Solo or foregrounded displays from Katherine Gurr and Mitch Harvey are memorable highlights, demonstrating personal passion and skill as well as providing respite from the high drama of the emotive massed group scenes.” – Nerida Dickinson, Artshub