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Katie-Rose Spence is an Actor, Singer, Theatre-maker, Improvisor and Clown born in Perth, Australia. She is also a curious wanderer: she has lived, studied, and worked in Perth, New York City, Paris, London and Berlin, and travelled to 36 countries in the world so far.

Her time spent living in so many diverse cosmopolitan cities as a young adult challenged her perception of what “home” and “belonging” really meant. This is a recurring theme that often resurfaces during her personal creative projects, interwoven with her love of using comedy as a uniting force.

In 2023 she graduated from Goldsmiths University with a Masters of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship with Distinction. Her focus was on the facilitation of clowning workshops as a socially prescribed treatment to improve the wellbeing of Asylum seekers in contingency hotels in the UK.

Katie-Rose studied theatre in Perth, (JCCA), New York (AADA), Paris (Lecoq), and Berlin (Arthaus). In NYC she focused on new theatre and was a regular performer in the improv scene as well as a Clown for Alzheimer's patients.

In Perth she co-devised the physical comedy interactive show “The Trepidation of the Tower Traipsing Troglodytes” which toured both the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and 2016 Perth Fringe Festival to rave reviews. In the South of France she toured Philip Ayckbourn’s “A Plan of Action” with Quorum ETC.

In London she was “Minnie the Mover” in the interactive, award winning show “The Crystal Maze”, worked extensively as an immersive performer, and was seen in “Small Traumas” singing the songs of Leonard Cohen with Blue Guitar Theatre.

In Greece Katie-Rose was a volunteer clown with “The Flying Seagulls” bringing joy to the children in Refugee camps there.

In Berlin she was the lead in “The Grubstake Remix” directed by Daniel Janke at the Babylon Cinema, as well as in two new pieces at the Expat Expo at The English Theatre Berlin; “Brunch Lady”, her interactive solo clown-act, and in “Firewater” an experimental theatre piece she co-devised. In Berlin Katie worked with the Band “Monster Mouse” as an advisor/co-creator/director/choreographer/performer for their music videos. She also worked as a moderator and MC for the Berlin Travel Festival and ITB, and performed in commercials for Rewe and Hello Fresh, and educational videos for N26 Bank.

Katie has most recently been working on the surrealist clown comedy 'IRL' together with Norwegian creative Sarah Kaurin Jonassen, which explores the effects of screen usage on humanity.

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