Katie Faulkner is a choreographer, performer, filmmaker, and teacher. Since graduating with her MFA in Dance from Mills College, Faulkner has performed the works of Bill T. Jones, Randee Paufve, Stephen Petronio,June Watanabe, Victoria Marks, Kim Epifano, Susan Rethorst, and Ann Carlson. She worked with several of these choreographers as a dancer with AXIS Dance Company, with whom she performed from 2003-2007. In 2006 she founded the little seismic dance company. Since its inception, Faulkner has received support in the form of numerous commissions, residencies, and awards. She has been artist-in-residence at ODC Theater, the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and MANCC. She has received Isadora Duncan Dance Awards in the categories of Choreography, Performance, and for her 2008 dance film, LOOM. She received the top prize in the 2011 Joyce Theater A.W.A.R.D. Show! competition as well as the SF Bay Guardian GOLDIE Award for dance.