Kate trained at the Royal Ballet School and London Contemporary Dance School before dancing with Rambert for 10 years. She subsequently worked as a freelance dancer with Michael Clark, Lloyd Newson and Mark Baldwin, and taught with companies and schools nationally and internationally including Ballet Atlantic, DV8, Richard Alston Dance Company, The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs, AMP, Charleroi and the Conservatoire de Paris. Kate was rehearsal director for Richard Alston Dance Company from 1996–1998 before joining the faculty of London Contemporary Dance School.