Leslie Seiters is a teacher, performer, and dancemaker. She studied visual art at Kenyon College, received an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University, and is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner. She has directed Leslie Seiters/little known dance theater since 2002, has co-directed and performed with long-time collaborator Rachael Lincoln. She dances weekly with LIVEpractice, a dance artist group she co-founded in 2007 that is foundational, transformational, and that continues to teach her. She is influenced by the master choreographers she is honored to collaborate with in the last 5 years: Deborah Hay, Sarah Shelton Mann, and Bebe Miller. And she performs, facilitates, and concocts with her “trio-ness” collaborators Eric Geiger and Jess Humphrey. Seiters has taught in the Dance Program at SDSU since 2005 where she works with students and colleagues to create and sustain a learning environment where growth happens together.
In an artist’s statement in 2009 I wrote, “Art can blend reflection and revolution. It can stop, motivate, and change us.” I continue to focus my practice and teaching on what dance does, rather than what it means; how it is transformative, rather than representational; and on the connection between experiential and experimental. I am thrilled to be invited to participate in CREATE 2020 with transcenDANCE.