Unbound Choreographer Interviews: Cathy Marston

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Cathy Marston

Cathy Marston is a choreographer, artistic director, and Clore Cultural Leadership Fellow. Born in Newcastle, she studied in Cambridge and at The Royal Ballet School before launching an international career as a choreographer. She has created more than 50 works that have been performed in 10 countries. As an associate artist at The Royal Opera House from 2002 to 2006, Marston created a critically acclaimed interpretation of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts and a dance-opera, Echo and Narcissus, among other works. As director of Bern Ballett from 2007 to 2013, she developed a hybrid signature style, visible in her history-inspired Witch-hunt and her literature-based Ein Winternachtstraum, Juliet and Romeo, and Wuthering Heights. She brought new perspectives to old narratives in Three Sisters and Hamlet (for Ballett im Revier), Jane Eyre and A Tale of Two Cities (for Northern Ballet), Lolita (for Copenhagen Summer Ballet), Blood Wedding (for The Finnish National Ballet), and Dangerous Liaisons (for Royal Danish Ballet). In addition, Marston has choreographed for The Royal Ballet, Ballett Basel, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, English National Ballet, Ballett des Theater Koblenz, The Washington Ballet, Ballet Boyz, Graz Oper Ballett, Images of Dance, Ballet Central, The Royal Opera, and Opera Australia, among other companies. Snowblind is her first work for SF Ballet.

Learn more about Cathy Marston, choreographer, and her new work for Unbound, Snowblind.​