Katy Dye is an award winning performance artist based in the UK. Katy creates performance art pieces that often explore difficult aspects of human nature, and the freedom of the human spirit. Katy is interested in the liberating potential of performance for both herself and the audience. She is interested in what it means to have a mortal, changing body, and how the physical reality of our bodies can be celebrated and explored through performance.
Her performance of Baby Face at The Edinburgh Fringe was awarded The Autopsy Award for contemporary performance, 2018 and The Lustrum Award for Best Festival Moments from Summerhall, 2018. The run at The Edinburgh Fringe was supported by The Tom Hunter foundation, and Katy was named as one of Sir Tom Hunter’s ‘100 Disruptors’ positively disrupting Scotland. In 2017 she completed a residency with The National Theatre of Scotland on a project called Technophile with Aby Watson exploring human identity in the digital age. In 2016 she was selected as one of In Between Time’s New Blood artists, and also commissioned by The Rich Mix to create a new piece of performance called Flag, which explored national symbolism and nostalgia. Flag was presented at The Rich Mix, Camden People’s Theatre and Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. Katy trained on the Contemporary Performance Practice Course at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (graduating 2015).