ShaLeigh Dance Works

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Since receiving a standing ovation at their very first NYC premiere in 2007 of Dedicated to [ ] because of [ ] (and vice versa) at Judson Church, ShaLeigh Dance Works quickly became recognized as an emerging dance theatre company. The company’s success has taken them from performances and creative residencies in NYC to Germany, England, Israel and Japan. Since establishing Durham, NC as their home base in 2014, the company has celebrated touring with the North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF), performing at the prestigious American Dance Festival (ADF) with Here and Now: NC Dances, and presenting two evening length works as showcased artists of Durham Independent Dance Artists (DIDA).

Known for their diverse ensemble that consists of Durham’s most brilliant performers and creators ranging in genres from theatre, performance art, heels, martial art, and contemporary ballet, SDW has had the privilege of receiving commissions, residencies and most recently their first NYC tour since landing in NC. Their recent premiere of I Promise was listed by Byron Woods of as one of “Five exceptional dances from 2017,” and their ADF Here and Now: NC Dances premiere of Dedicated to [ ] because of [ ] (and vice versa) was hailed by Kate Dobbs Ariail of the as “a marvelous surprise … with its mix of Gaga-style freedom of movement and balletic elegance … well suited to the complex balance of dance theatre.”