Leslie Scott has worked for Jodi Kaplan & Associates as the International Project Manager for the past four years, overseeing the agency’s touring projects. As an International producer Scott continues her work from the booking DANCE FESTIVAL Beijing 2008, which coincided with the summer Olympics, to the Edinburgh Festival 2010 – the present 2015.
Leslie Scott is the founder and artistic director of BODYART a NYC&LA based contemporary dance theater company. Founded in 2006 BODYART has enjoyed performances across the globe, most notably at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland), Ailey Citigroup Theater (NYC), The Joyce Soho (NYC), 3LD Art & Technology Center (NYC) and the Bass Performance Hall (TX). Scott opened BODYART Studio in April 2010. This 1800 sq/ft arts space based in Long Island City, NY provides reduced fee rehearsal space for NYC artists. Scott won through support from the Queens Arts Council in praise of her PILLAR program. This program places a premium on the creative process rather than the product, giving free rehearsal space to local Queens based artists.
As an interdisciplinary artist Ms Scott also holds a degree in photography that greatly spaces her work compositionally. She has worked with world-renowned dance photographer Lois Greenfield and was the staff photographer for the American Dance Festival in 2005. Ms Scott has developed an active collaboration with underwater photo artist, Chris Crumley.
Ms Scott is also a certified sommelier and enjoys bringing her love of viticulture into her other artistic practices.