Producing dance performance and participatory projects under the ReStaged moniker, Katy Noakes is an arts professional of over twenty years’ standing. An independent producer and project manager, Katy specialises in creating, developing, facilitating and producing dance works with engagement at their heart. Valuing inclusivity and audience development, Katy creates pathways and productions that build bridges between dance genres and audiences, re-staging dance in unusual places to new audiences. Recent and current contracts include:

Co-Producer, Dance Village at Bristol Harbour Festival
South West Programmer, ADAD
Project Manager, State of Emergency’s ‘Re-Position’ talent development programme
Project Manager, Big Dance and Summer Reading Challenge, Pavilion Dance South West
Producer, Julia Thorneycroft Dance
Evaluator, ‘Heart of Experience’, Creativity & Dementia project
Consultancy, State of Emergency’s ‘Per-Mission aka Love and Sex’ Touring production and education programme
Regional Co-ordinator, Rugby League World Cup 2013 Dance Programme
Project Producer, Rise Youth Dance Company
Producer, Neshima Dance Company
Creative Producer, 3rd Stage Dance Company
Producer, ‘Beyond the Box’, public realm dance commission
Creative Producer for Dance, Creative Ecology Wiltshire
Producer, ‘Reach’ symposium and platform
Katy is an IDMN member and a member of PDSW’s partner steering group for Youth Dance, The Engine Room Regional Dance Partnership and Northern Arc Dance Partners steering group. She has also acted as Advisor to Bristol University ‘Girls Dancing’ research programme and is an active Trustee of St Pauls Afrikan Caribbean Carnival. You can contact me at