Since receiving a standing ovation at their very first NYC premiere in 2007 of Dedicated to [ ] because of [ ] (and vice versa) at Judson Church, ShaLeigh Dance Works quickly became recognized as an emerging dance theatre company. The company’s success has taken them from performances and creative residencies in NYC to Germany, England, Israel and Japan. Since establishing Durham, NC as their home base in 2014, the company has celebrated touring with the North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF), performing at the prestigious American Dance Festival (ADF) with Here and Now: NC Dances, and presenting two evening length works as showcased artists of Durham Independent Dance Artists (DIDA).

Known for their diverse ensemble that consists of Durham’s most brilliant performers and creators ranging in genres from theatre, performance art, heels, martial art, and contemporary ballet, SDW has had the privilege of receiving commissions, residencies and most recently their first NYC tour since landing in NC. Their recent premiere of I Promise was listed by Byron Woods of as one of “Five exceptional dances from 2017,” and their ADF Here and Now: NC Dances premiere of Dedicated to [ ] because of [ ] (and vice versa) was hailed by Kate Dobbs Ariail of the as “a marvelous surprise … with its mix of Gaga-style freedom of movement and balletic elegance … well suited to the complex balance of dance theatre.”


Touring History

• Dixon Place, NYC 2018
• BOOM Festival, Charlotte, NC 2018
• DPAC, Durham, NC 2018
• North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC 2018
• Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC 2018
• Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC 2018
• The Fruit, Durham, NC 2017
• Duke Energy Theatre, Charlotte, NC 2017
• Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC  2011, 2017
• American Dance Festival, Reynolds Theatre, NC 2015
• Community Arts Center, Wilmington, NC 2014
• Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Orlando, FL 2014
• The Ailey Citygroup Theatre, NYC 2014
• Jones Auditorium, Raleigh, NC 2013
• Valborg Theater Boone, NC 2013
• Aycock Auditorium, Greensboro, NC 2013
• Robinson Hall, Charlotte, NC, 2013
• Roppongi Stripe’s Space, Tokyo, Japan 2013
• Noguchi Room, Keio University (MITA), Tokyo, Japan 2013
• Dance Film shown at Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium 2013
• PSI Theatre, Durham, NC 2013
• Cambridge University, Judith E Wilson, UK 2012
• National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China 2011
• Lenfest Center for the Arts, W & L University, Lexington, VA 2008, 2009, 2011
• Mulberry St Theater, NYC 2007
• American Dance Guild Performance Festival, Hudson Guild Theatre, NYC 2007
• The Flea Theater, NYC 2007
• Dance Theatre Workshop, NYC 2007
• Judson Church, NYC 2007



• Greensboro Project Space Gallery, Greensboro, NC November 2018
• BeBe Theatre, Asheville, NC Setpember 2018
• PSI Theatre, Durham, NC June 2018
• The Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC June 2018


Majid Bastani
Jonh Blanco
Anthony Nelson Jr
Hannah Nicole Marr
Megan Rindoks
Megan Rindoks
SeoHyun Ryu
Guest Dancer
Elise Staub


Heather Atkins
Nicola Bullock
Guest Artist
Margot Gersing
Former Student/Guest
Jessi Knight
Founding member
Dana Livermore
Guest Dancer
Nicolette Miller
Former Student/Guest
Rossana Russo Pavone
Founding member
Megan Sipe
Founding member
Martin Sueldo
Former Student/Guest
Helena Teply-Figman
Founding member
Leah Wilks
Guest Artist
Justin Williams
Guest Dancer


Isabel Castellvi
Musician (Cellist)
Lucia Del Vecchio
Derrick Ivey
Richard Kirkwood
In Memoriam
Randall Love
Musician (Pianist)
Alex Maness
Lighting Designer
Rosa van Hensbergen
Writer & Performer
Chris Vitiello
Mike Wall