Leralee Whittle is a multidisciplinary artist facilitator of dance, somatics, performance and video. She makes works for theater, galleries and private and public sites. She collaborates with musician Paul Sprawl often and collaborated with Nita Little in research and improvisation performance 1995-2005. Earlier in her dance career she performed choreography for Anouk van Dijk, Tandy Beal and Scott Wells in the SF and Monterey Bay Area.
Whittle’s choreography, performance and video have been presented at Dinamiche Scomposte, Italy, Twin Cities Film Festival, Twin Cities/Montreal Choreographer Exchange, PWNW, Portland, La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, CAPSULE, KCMO, Southern Theater, Minneapolis, UCP, KCMO, and Aria, Barcelona. She is the recipient of a public art place making commission in MN (2018), a video and performance installation commission by Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City (2018), Project Space Residency, Counterpulse, SF (2017) and grants from PLRAC, MN (2017), KU Spencer Museum, Lawrence, KS (2011) and Puffin, NJ (2011) Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco, CA (2009).
She been a guest teacher at Wayne State University, Performance Works NW and FLOCK, Portland, OR, Counterpulse, San Francisco, Sudstern Jam, Berlin and The Cowels Center, Minneapolis.
Threading technique/ cross genre and genre bending dance / instant composition