Kate trained at the Royal Ballet School; she began her career as assistant choreographer to Leonide Massine and then undertook further study at the London School of Contemporary Dance with Nina Fonaroff. She has worked as an independent choreographer in a range of contemporary dance companies, educational contexts and as part of the 1980's New Dance scene. Her career currently spans a wide field, nationally and internationally, and includes ballet and contemporary dance works, film, opera and musicals. Kate was awarded a Rayne Fellowship in 2007; she is also a Churchill Fellow and a recipient of an RSA travel bursary to study traditional dances in Russia, Eastern Europe and Greece.
Kate's notable productions include the creation of the original musical staging for the RSC's Les Miserables (1985) now at the Queens Theatre and worldwide, and she was the choreographer for Turandot (1984), frequently revived at the Royal Opera and abroad. More recent work includes Dr Faustus with David Lan at the Young Vic, Three Sisters and Dream Play with Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre and Fiddler on the Roof at Sheffield Crucible and the Savoy Theatre.
A Hotel Bedroom
In 2010 Kate directed Songs From A Hotel Bedroom, a choreographic music theatre work with music by Kurt Weill. This was a co-production between Watford Palace, Segue Productions, New Wolsey Theatre and ROH2.
Earlier in 2010, Kate worked with Watford Palace to produce Soul Play, a project developed in partnership with Watford Peace Hospice.
In 2012, Kate led Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows, a Kate Flatt Projects, Watford Palace Theatre and Greenwich Dance production, in association with English Folk Dance & Song Society. The project offered the opportunity for 50 local people of all ages to work alongside a highly experienced international cast and musicians, led by Kate and composer Adriano Adewale, in an extraordinary and unique event which saw the Palace’s auditorium transformed into a ballroom...