Katie Tranter is an award winning, bilingual Actor, Musician, Puppeteer, Skin Performer and Movement Director based in London and Newcastle. She is from the Welsh Borders and can work in both English and Spanish.
Twice an OFFIE award finalist, Katie is known for her physicality and ability to create bold, precise characters to 'impressive and hilarious' effect. (The Upcoming).
She holds the 2019 Audience's Choice Award for her company's show Canary from Prague International Fringe Festival which she produced, co-created and performed in.
Her adventures have taken her across the UK and Europe from the British Embassy in Prague to the Royal Albert Hall. Recently she has started venturing into the world of TV as a creature/skin performer on BBC's Doctor Who: Flux and as a puppeteer and skin performer on an upcoming series for Paramount Plus.
She trained with the National Youth Theatre before going on to achieve a First Class BA (Hons) in Drama from the University of Exeter. Along the way she has trained with renowned teachers including Phillip Zarrilli, Philippe Gaulier, John Wright and Avner Eisenberg,
Between 2010 and 2015 she earned her stripes in rural touring, outdoor theatre and community arts before taking two years out to train at Escuela Nouveau Colombier under some of Europe's top physical theatre masters. There she learned to create, direct and perform using bold languages of ensemble physical theatre, mime, mask, clown and bouffon. She also trained extensively in suzuki, viewpoints and butoh.
Since then she has been performing, creating and directing all over the UK with an increasing focus on movement, skin performance and puppetry.
Selected theatre credits include The Canterville Ghost (Tall Stories), Recycled Rubbish (Theatre-Rites), Father Christmas (Royal Albert Hall), Wind in the Willows (Alnwick Playhouse), Rumpelstiltskin (Insane Root), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Actor's Church), Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Derby Theatre/Hiccup).
TV credits include Doctor Who: Flux (BBC), The Edwardian Farm (Lion Television) and Becoming Elizabeth (Starz).
As a Movement Director & Associate her credits include Macbeth (Northumberland Theatre Company), We Cannot Walk Alone (Here) (The Arriving Group & Curious Monkey), Street Magic (Paul Dewhurst-Magician), Deeds (Five Ring Circus) and Comrades (Exeter Northcott).
Her credits as Musical Director include Jackie & the Beanstalk (Curly Tales & Leeds Playhouse), Sea of Stories (Seadog & ARC Stockton) and Comrades (Exeter Northcott).
ESCUELA NOUVEAU COLOMBIER
Two year LeCoq training with Arturo Bernal (LASAAD), Jose Piris (Marcel Marceau), Deidi Lucas (L'Ange Fou), Diana Bernedo (RESAD, Tadashi Suzuki) and Denise Perdikidis (Tantztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch).
Intensive training in neutral mask, characters, elements, colours, devising, melodrama, half mask, Commedia Dell Arte, clown, bouffon, full mask.
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
First Class Honours in Drama.
Modules included: Intercultural Performer Training with Prof. Phillip Zarrilli, Devising Auto(biographical) Theatre with Lorraine Sutherland, Creating Multimedia Performance with Imitating the Dog,
2007 - 2010
NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE
Training in summer 2007 with Lukas Angelini in Suzuki, Viewpoints and ensemble creation.
I was then on the Youth Community from 2008-2009.
HEREFORD SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
A levels in Theatre Studies (A), English Literature (A), French (A), AS level Dance (C) , GSCE Spanish (A)
I performed in student productions 'Bed' by Jim Cartwright playing the role of Marjorie and as Bianca 'After Juliet' by Sharman McDonald both directed by Colin Thompson. I played the lead role of Jennie in Kurt Weill's folk opera 'Down in the Valley' singing live with a full orchestra.
ECOLE PHILLIPPE GAULIER
I did the 'Le Jeu' module with Phillippe Gaulier and Michiko Miyazaki Gaulier learning the foundations of play and presence onstage.
I have trained in clown and comedy with Philippe Gaulier, John Wright, Zuma Puma, Peta Lily and Avner Eisenberg.
Puppetry training with Sue Buckmaster (Theatre-Rites), Finn Caldwell (Gyre&Gimble) and John Barber (Green Ginger).
Mask training includes Vamos Theatre, John Wright.