STEPHANIE LEATHERS / FOUNDER + CURATOR
Stephanie Leathers is a photographer, choreographer, artist, feminist, educator, maker of things (dance and otherwise) and Durham native. Stephanie is a former member of Renay Aumiller Dances (NC), Elojes Dance Theater (NYC), and John Gamble Dance Theater (NC) and performer in the Off-Broadway production of the Time Machine (NYC). She has also had the pleasure of performing with Mark Dendy, David Dorfman Dance (in underground), Gerri Houlihan, Kirby Reed and B.J. Sullivan. She holds a Master’s in Dance Theories and Practices from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As an undergraduate, Stephanie studied at Columbia College Chicago and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her early dance training and movement studies began at Giordano Dance Chicago, Lou Conte Dance, and the Paul Taylor School. Stephanie has taught in public schools and studios across North Carolina, as a guest artist for Ballet Ketchikan (Alaska), Capitol Movement (Washington, D.C,) among others, and served as a panelist for Tobacco Road Dance Productions. Her work has been presented in numerous galleries and showcases throughout North Carolina, Washington, D.C and NYC. Stephanie is the curator of SITES, a site-responsive investigation in public transitional spaces in Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill/Carrboro. Currently, Stephanie teaches a variety of movement styles/techniques at ADF’s Scripps Studios, in the community and is a dance educator for Durham Public Schools. Photo by Tim Walter.