Choreographer, Video Artist, Printmaker, Performer, Teacher
works with media across and in-between dance, performance art, video and print.
Leralee trained in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1990-2005, performing for Anouk van Djick, Nita Little, Rosy Simas, Regina DeCosse, Tandy Beal, Scott Wells and others.
She choreographed, taught and worked in somatic healing over 15 years in the Santa Cruz, Ca where she was a lead collaborator with Nita Little in relational intelligence research and instant composition performance.
Between 2005 and 2018 she toured North America and Europe, performing multidisciplinary solo works, choreographing with dancers, making video art and collaborating with musician Paul Sprawl. In the last several years endeavors have included building off-grid art spaces, teaching online embodiment classes, producing a web series and selling her framed prints.
Her choreography and video projects have been experienced in theaters, galleries, festivals, dance studios, living rooms, and as public art in parks and sports facilities. She’s been presented in Dinamiche Scomposte Festival, Italy, Twin Cities Film Festival, Twin Cities/Montreal Choreographer Exchange, PWNW, Portland, La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, CAPSULE, KCMO, Rosy Simas Danse/Southern Theater, Minneapolis, UCP, KCMO, and Aria, Barcelona. She is the recipient of a public art commission, 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 and Puffin, NJ, Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco, CA and Santa Cruz Cultural Council.
Leralee Whittle teaches Embodiment Field Somatics and dance. She’s been a guest teacher at Wayne State University, Performance Works NW and FLOCK, Portland, OR, Counterpulse, San Francisco, Sudstern Jam, Berlin, The Cowels Center, Minneapolis and more.