Kitty McNamee - Artistic Director

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Kitty McNamee is a highly regarded choreographer, earning distinction from Dance Magazine as an artist with “an outsize talent for that most elusive gift, originality."

Kitty was recently nominated for best choreography by the World Dance Awards for her work with Fred and Nick on Laura Marling's "When Brave Bird Saved". She was also nominated for the UK Video Music Awards for Laura Marling's "Master Hunter".

Ms. McNamee is the artistic director of Hysterica Dance Co. a consistently prolific and invigorating force in the LA dance community. She also brings her passion and unique voice to tv, film and live performances, most recently as choreographer for Lifetime's Petals on the Wind + Beautiful and Twisted, Gwyneth Paltrow's The Restart Project, Secret Cinema’s ground-breaking live performances with Laura Marling in London, LA Philharmonic and Wet Design. Kitty's work includes original productions for National Choreographer's Initiative, LA Ballet, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and LA Philharmonic.  Kitty is known for her ability to draw out sophisticated, engaging performances, she has coached and choreographed for Julianne Hough, Paz Vega, Laura Marling, Margaret Cho, Vanessa Williams, Vittorio Grigolo, Lily Tomlin, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon, the boys of 90210 and the ladies of the L-Word.

Recent highlights with Hysterica include The Getty Center, Minimalist Jukebox with The LA Philharmonic at Disney Hall, hysterica x (celebrating the company's 10th anniversary) at the Ford Amphitheatre and performances at REDCAT, LACMA, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Highways.