Assistant Professor (Modern Dance)
Leslie Kraus is a performer, choreographer, and educator based between NYC, Seattle, and Norman, OK. From 2004-2013 Leslie was a principle dancer and soloist for the Kate Weare Company. She danced in over ten of Kate’s creations and held the position of Assistant of Director, touring, restaging, and teaching company repertoire across the country. In 2012, she joined the immersive theatre company Punchdrunk in their hit show Sleep No More, where she played the role of Lady Macbeth. In 2014 she traveled with Punchdrunk to London to join their show The Drowned Man, where she played the lead role of Woycek. Leslie holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Washington, a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University and is also a 500HR trained yoga teacher.