The Dietrich Group | Jo Leslie – Dramaturge
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Jo moves between the worlds of dance and theatre as choreographer, movement director, coach, dramaturge, director, teacher, animator and writer. With some 140 credits to her name she has contributed to new opera, children`s theatre, musicals, dance-music improvisation, the classics and cabaret. Recently she has worked with choreographers Victor Quijada ( Rubberbandance Group), Robin Poitras, Louise Moyes and Erin Flynn and coached on ‘The List’ (Nightwood Theatre, CanadianStage). She directed Paroles dans le vent, a group of stroke survivors, in a dancetheatre production. Jo was principal movement teacher and coach at The National Theatre School from 1990-2001. Her theatre credits include the NAC, Caravan Theatre in BC, regional theatres and The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where she was also company movement coach. Jo co-founded STUDIO 303 and the “vernissage” performance series in Montreal. She is currently living in Toronto.