Professor of Dance
Coordinator, Dance Division
Office: ENS 121
MFA Dance - The Ohio State University
Leslie Seiters studied visual art as an undergraduate at Kenyon College, received an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University, and is currently training to be a Feldenkrais practitioner at Feldenkrais Center in San Diego. Since 2002 she has directed Leslie Seiters/little known dance theater, an art-making entity now based in San Diego. She also co-directs lean-to-productions with long-time collaborator Rachael Lincoln and is part of an improvisation practice/performance collective we call LIVE.
Leslie’s work has been presented in Switzerland, Portugal, Poland, Germany, Indonesia and throughout the States. She has received San Francisco’s “izzie” awards in both choreography and visual design and has received grants from the Zellerbach Family Fund, CASH Grants, as well as residencies at ODC Theater, CounterPULSE Theater, the Djerassi Foundation, Purdue University and Goucher College.
Leslie has primarily lived/worked on the west coast and has performed with Sara Shelton Mann/Contraband, Jo Kreiter/Flyaway Productions, Dandelion DanceTheater, Bebe Miller, Scott Wells, Knee Jerk Project, Mary Armentrout, Abby Crain, Body Cartographers, and Jess Curtis/Gravity Physical Entertainment.
Leslie lives in San Diego and is full time faculty in the School of Music and Dance at San Diego State University. She teaches technique, dance-making (choreography, improvisation and performance,) contact improvisation, choreography for the camera, and yoga. Leslie enjoys making new work with students and has travelled with this work to ACDFA (American College Dance Festival Association) in Baja and Northeast regions. In both conferences her work with SDSU students were selected for gala performance. She is committed to interdisciplinary projects on and off campus where dance is accessible, receptive and influential in contexts outside the studio and theater.