Kate Weare Company : Artists

Julian De Leon, Dancer and Rehearsal Director

JULIAN DE LEON (Rehearsal Director and Dancer) joined Kate Weare Company in 2014, bringing with him a deep history in the dance field and a breadth of expertise in supporting the creative work of choreographers. As Rehearsal Director, De Leon helps to evolve work in process, maintain and restage repertory, integrate new dancers and support tour logistics. De Leon began his dance training at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in California. In 1997, he moved to London, England to study at the Laban Center for Movement and Dance. In 2000, he joined Wayne McGregor's Random Dance Company. De Leon moved to San Francisco, CA in 2003 where he danced for Kunst-Stoff, Janice Garrett and Dancers, and Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. In 2007 he moved to New York City and danced with Stephen Petronio Company for seven years.

photo by Brian-Carey Chung's Collective Body Dance Lab

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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