Leslie Scates reflects on life lessons, and her personal thoughts on what “humility” looks like.

About the speaker

Leslie Scates is a movement educator, consultant, choreographer, and licensed massage therapist. Through her work with individuals, professionals, and collectives of all kinds, Leslie facilitates enhanced performance and collaborative communication through Improvisational Movement Practices. Leslie teaches Contact Improvisation, Ensemble Thinking and ReWire/Dancing States techniques, all of which she has learned from extensive studies with Lower Left Performance Collective and Master Teachers in the USA and in Europe. Leslie is an Adjunct Faculty member of the University of Houston’s Department of Theatre and Dance, teaches creative movement at the Monarch School Houston,, and is a faculty member of the Texas Dance Improvisation Festival. Leslie has created original dance works in Houston and the US since 1991 as an independent choreographer, performer and guest artist.

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Katsola

Humility is such an interesting topic, that I wasn't aware could have so many interpretations. Leslie was really great about giving a fresh point of view on Humility, based on knowing yourself both good and bad and what you bring to the world. I loved how her journey in humility opened her perspective on how she viewed others and what she could learn and contribute to them. It was also fun to see dance demonstrate her views on humility.

Katharine Kearns • June 3, 2015