DOUGLAS GILLESPIE is a Brooklyn-based Dance Artist and an originating member and creative contributor throughout Kate Weare Company’s first decade. Now the company’s Associate Director, Gillespie assists Weare on commissions, sets and re-stages repertory, facilitates outreach and teaching, oversees touring and is integral to the company’s spirit. He teaches at colleges and dance centers around the world, most recently at The Juilliard School, NYU Tisch Summer Program, National Taiwan University of the Arts and is on faculty at Gibney Dance Center in New York. Gillespie is an avid dance maker most recently choreographing for Sarasota Contemporary Dance a work named Bellonas; which will premiere in Spring 2017. Gillespie has also created his own student commissions for Cleveland State University, University of Florida and Santa Fe College; two of his works have premiered at American College Dance Association. Gillespie premiered his first solo project in Taiwan in November 2015 and had its U.S. debut in 2016. Gillespie has performed in Punchdrunk Emursive’s Sleep No More and Third Rail Projects’ Then She Fell. Gillespie was born in San Diego, raised in Jacksonville and received his BFA in Dance from Florida State University in 2005.