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Rosalynde LeBlanc ’94

Rosalynde LeBlanc ’94 is a BESSIE-nominated performer, as well as a choreographer, educator, and producer who has spent thirty years in dance.

She holds an MFA from Hollins University in addition to her BFA from Purchase. She is a professor and current Chair of the Dance Program at Loyola Marymount University.

Prior to her academic career, LeBlanc was a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, and the Liz Gerring Dance Company.

As a guest artist, LeBlanc has danced with Summation Dance, Colleen Thomas Dance, Keith Johnson and Dancers, Charles Moulton, Keigwin + Company, and in productions with Janessa Clark, the New York City’s Metropolitan Opera, and the 250th Mozart Celebration in Salzburg, Austria.

Her writing has been published in Dance Magazine, Ballettanz, and Cultural Studies óCritical Methodologies, and her choreography has been licensed and commissioned by professional and student companies around the country.

She continues her work with Bill T. Jones in the preservation of his legacy and pedagogy, directing the Educational Partnership between the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and LMU’s Dance Program.

LeBlanc also produced and co-directed the critically acclaimed documentary film, Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters. Earning grants from the Graves Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Ford Foundation, the film won a 2024 Peabody Award and was a 2022 Chita Rivera Award nominee, a New York  Times Critic’s Choice for 2021, and was on the “Year’s Best Films” lists of Vulture, Esquire, IndieWire, and Ebert Voices.

In 2020, LeBlanc’s work in dance and service to education earned her an honorary induction into the Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu.