LESLIE ANDREA WILLIAMS, from Raleigh, North Carolina, joined the company in 2015 and performs featured roles in Appalachian Spring, Diversion of Angels, Embattled Garden, and the lead in Chronicle – the first Black dancer to do so. Her performance was mentioned in The New York Times’ “Best Dance of 2019” list. Ms. Williams’s work has been described as “hypnotic” and “larger than life.” Her artistic strength lies in her innate ability to tap into character roles and “effortlessly control the gaze of the audience.” Ms. Williams has been featured in Dance Magazine as a dancer “On The Rise” and in Teen Vogue as a “Rising Star Personifying Black Excellence.” Leslie received her BFA from The Juilliard School.

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

Leslie Andrea Williams in Martha Graham’s Prelude to Action