Leslie Scates (Houston) 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 practices Wellness Massage Therapy and Thai Yoga Massage Therapy in Houston, Texas. Leslie is an improvisational dance specialist, and teaches Contact Improvisation, Ensemble Thinking ReWire/Dancing States techniques, all of which she has learned from extensive studies with Lower Left Performance Collective and Master Teachers from around the world. Leslie is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Houston’s Department of Theatre and Dance, serves on the Artist Board for Diverseworks Artspace 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.