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Leslie Cuyjet is dance artist in Brooklyn, New York.

Her tenure in New York is decorated with performances and collaborations, both formal and informal; with contemporaries, legends, and counterparts; on rooftops, good and bad floors, and alleyways; on stage, in film, art, on tour, and on the fly; since 2004. She was awarded a 2019 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for her sustained achievement as Outstanding Performer.

Her independent work has been presented in New York, where she aims to conjure life-long questions of identity, confuse and disrupt traditional narratives, and demonstrate the angsty, explosive, sensitive, pioneering excellence of the black woman.

Jane Comfort
A.O. Movement Collective
Julian Barnett
David Thomson
Niall Noel Jones
Jennie Marytai Liu
Kim Brandt
Cynthia Oliver
David Gordon
Stephanie Acosta
Sean Donovan and Sebastián Calderón Bentin
Emily Wexler
Amanda K. Ringger
Mark Dendy
Vanessa Walters
Will Rawls
Juliana F. May
Katie Workum
Yanira Castro/a canary torsi
Featured in performances by
Meredith Monk
Nicole Wolcott
Andrew Schneider
Solange Knowles
Tere O’Connor

Web Design and Strategy

After working at a digital agency for six years, Leslie has joined the collaborative group Thursday Studio, where she continues to find digital solutions for clients through thoughtful design and strategy. 

img Kristie Kahns
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