Leanne Schmidt is the artistic director and choreographer of the NYC-based Leanne Schmidt and Company, whose mission is to recruit new dance audiences by presenting dance that is human, vulnerable and accessible. Leanne has been presenting work since 2006 at NYC venues including Triskelion Arts, Dance New Amsterdam, chashama, Dixon Place, Chen Dance Center and other venues. She has received commissions from Travesty Dance Group, Kent State University, Happendance, American University and has been a guest teacher at the University of Colorado Boulder, University at Buffalo and SUNY College at Brockport. Leanne holds a BFA in Dance from SUNY College at Brockport and a MFA in Dance from Arizona State University. She is a board member at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, NY and is currently on the dance faculty at Glendale Community College and Grand Canyon University.