Kate Weare Company : Artists

Leslie Kraus, Dancer

Leslie Kraus graduated in 2003 from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Dance And Choreography. In 2006 Leslie joined the Kate Weare Company.  She has danced in over ten of Kate's creations and now is the Assistant Director responsible for setting and re-staging Kate Weare company repertoire. Leslie has also had the pleasure of working with Curt Haworth, Robbinschilds, Alexandra Beller, Luke Murphy and Keely Garfield. In 2012 she joined the company of PunchDrunk in the hit show "Sleep No More" where she played Lady Macbeth and in 2014 she travelled to London to perform in "The Drowned Man" where she played the lead role  of Woycek. She is thrilled to be performing in 2015 with Kate Weare Company at BAM to celebrate ten years of wonderful work.

photo by Christopher Duggan

Current Dancers

  • Douglas Gillespie, Guest Artist
  • Julian De Leon, Dancer and Rehearsal Director
  • Nicole Vaughan-Diaz, Dancer
  • Ryan Rouland Smith, Dancer
  • Kayla Farrish, Dancer
  • Thryn Saxon, Dancer
  • Current Collaborators

  • Sarah Cubbage, Costume Designer
  • Mike Faba, Lighting Designer
  • Curtis Robert Macdonald, Composer
  • Clifford Ross, Set Designer and Fabric Imagery
  • Kurt Perschke, Set Designer
  • Past Collaborators

  • Michael Hearst of One Ring Zero, Composer
  • The Crooked Jades, Composer
  • Michel Galante of Argento Chamber Ensemble, Composer
  • Christopher Lancaster, Composer
  • Brian Jones, Lighting Designer
  • Past Dancers

  • Leslie Kraus, Dancer
  • T.J. Spaur, Dancer
  • Adrian Clark, Founding Dancer
  • Luke Murphy, Dancer Emeritus
  • Jacquelyn Elder, Dancer Emeritus
  • Marlena Penney Oden, Dancer Emeritus
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