Katrina McPherson and Harold Rheaume in  Paysages Mixed/Mixed Landscapes , a film they made in 2019. (image Brian Hartley)

Katrina McPherson and Harold Rheaume in Paysages Mixed/Mixed Landscapes, a film they made in 2019. (image Brian Hartley)


Katrina is a director and screendance artist whose creative, scholarly and educational work is at the forefront of the international field. Having trained as a dancer and choreographer at Laban in London, an early career fascination with the collaborative possibilities of dance and the moving image led her to complete a post-graduate in Electronic Imaging (video art) at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, laying the foundations of what would become a life-long, multi-faceted and influential engagement with dance on screen.

Katrina has collaborated with numerous international dance artists including Sang Jijia (China/Tibet), Crystal Pite (Canada), Marc Brew (UK/US), Simon Ellis (NZ/UK), Harold Rheaume (Quebec) and Kirstie Simson (UK/US). Her approach remains at the cutting edge of concepts and technology and yet of great interest to the wider public. Katrina’s recent directing credits include the In Motion series for BBC on-line, and collaborative screen dance works such as we record ourselves (2016, , with Natalia and Owa Barua and Simon Ellis ) and Paysages Mixted /Mixed Landscapes (2019, with Harold Rheaume) and seminal works such as There is a Place, Moment, and Pace. Katrina is a Dance Base Associate Artistand is a Dance North Associate Artist. 

She is an experienced lecturer and workshop leader and has taught extensively worldwide. Katrina is currently Visiting Lecturer of screendance on the post-graduate dance course at Bath Spa University, England, on the BA and MA courses in Dance Performance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland and Visiting Instructor of graduate Screendance in the Department of Dance at the University of Utah, USA.