Gillie Kleiman is an artist. She received a first class BA (Hons) in Dance and Culture with Professional Training from the University of Surrey in 2008 and was a recipient of the danceWEB scholarship in the same year.
She held an AHRC studentship to undertake an MA in Performance and Creative Research in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance at Roehampton University, which she completed with distinction in 2011. From Gillie’s practice of dance and choreography emerge artworks that manifest as performances, texts, and events, presented in contexts associated with dance, theatre, live art and experimental performance. Gillie’s solo and collaboratively-made performances have been seen across the UK and throughout Europe.
More recently, she has begun to develop a curatorial practice, presenting the work of international artists in London and the northeast of England and organising events that frame artistic practice in relation to cultural policy and politics. Gillie’s writing has appeared in a number of publications and she is a core member of dance and performance magazine BELLYFLOP. For a number of years she lectured in FE and HE, alongside her ongoing work in community dance contexts. Gillie moonlights as an Artistic Assessor for Arts Council England.