Lesandra Dodson’s experiences at Simon Fraser University, the WCD Professional Program, Le Groupe Dance Lab, WCD, Trip Dance Company, and performance work with various luminous Canadian choreographers, galvanized an interest in symbiotic creation. As a choreographer, she prefers to draw inspiration from individual performers, working collaboratively to find different means and perspectives of approaching theatrical ideas and themes. She counts herself lucky to have worked with an impressive array of remarkable artists, including long-time collaborator, composer Christine Fellows.
Lesandra earned her BFA Honors in Theatre/Dance (Gold medal Award) at the University of Winnipeg, is a recipient of the KM Hunter Artists Award, and past Executive Director of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. She currently teaches at Saint Thomas University, is co-Artistic Director of the coop, a new Fredericton-based initiative that mentors emerging theatre artists as they research and develop performance-based work, and continues be an avid collaborator/producer of independent dance projects.