Kate Buckham - Northern School of Contemporary Dance



Career History

Kate is a solicitor at Wrigleys Solicitors LLP in Leeds and specialises in pensions law, advising trustees on the day-to-day legal issues affecting the administration of occupational pension schemes.  Growing up in Scarborough, Kate attended ballet lessons and was a senior associate of the Royal Ballet School. At 16 she made the difficult decision to withdraw from her final audition for a place at ballet school choosing instead to study law at university.

Kate trained and qualified as a solicitor in 2004, and spent many years working in London for the international law firm Baker & McKenzie LLP.  During this time she enjoyed attending a variety of dance performances at the Royal Opera House and Sadlers Wells Theatre and took evening ballet classes at The Place, a member of the eight conservatoire schools.

A few years ago Kate moved back home to Yorkshire and now lives in York with her young family. Kate is passionate about dance and delighted to serve as governor of the NSCD.