LESLIE ANDREA WILLIAMS (Chorus) grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Williams received her BFA from The Juilliard School in May of 2015 and joined the Graham Company two months later. She performs numerous featured roles in iconic Graham ballets such as The Woman in White in Diversion of Angels and The Pioneering Woman in Appalachian Spring. Her most notable role has been performing the Lead in Chronicle— the first Black dancer to do so. Ms. Williams’s performance earned her a mention in The New York Times’ “Best Dance of 2019” list. Ms. Williams’s work has been described as “hypnotic” and “larger than life,” and in 2016 she was named in Dance Magazine as a dancer “On the rise.”

Leslie Andrea Williams in Pam Tanowitz’s Untitled (Souvenir)

Leslie Andrea Williams in Martha Graham’s Prelude to Action