Cathy inherited a passion for literature from her English-teacher parents. This, coupled with her long experience with dance/theatre approaches in mainland Europe, has resulted in her unique signature in dance-based story-telling. As Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House (2002-2006) she created interpretations of Ibsen’s Ghosts, and a dance-opera, Echo and Narcissus. As Director of the Bern Ballett, Switzerland (2007 - 2013) highlights included historically-inspired Witch-hunt, or literature-based works like Ein Winternachtstraum, Juliet and Romeo or Wuthering Heights. Currently a freelance choreographer around the globe, she continues to lend new perspectives to old narratives:Ethan Frome (for San Francisco Ballet, titled Snowblind) Jane Eyre (for Northern Ballet), Dangerous Liaisons (for Royal Danish Ballet), Lolita (for Copenhagen Summer Ballet) andThree Sisters or Hamlet (for Ballett im Revier, Germany) to name a few.
Cathy partners with organisations worldwide, including The Royal Ballet, Danish Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Northern Ballet, English National Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, Cuban National Ballet, Ballet Black, Washington Ballet, Ballett Basel, Ballett im Revier Gelsenkirchen, Koblenz Ballet, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Ballett des Theater Graz, Royal Opera, Opera Australia, BBC, Channel Four and many others. With future collaborations planned in dance, opera and theatre, further widening her portfolio of over fifty works performed in ten countries.