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An angel or a demon? Both.

ballet, contemporary, dance, dancer, Leslie Kraus, modernlivingnotes1 Comment
It's hard not to notice her flaming red hair and an amazingly capable body when she floats over the stage defying all the rules of gravity and human limitations. 
If you haven't seen her dance, you must.
 
Leslie Kraus graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Dance and Choreography in 2003, and subsequently danced with Curt Haworth and Robbinschilds as well as in her own work in New York.

 Leslie joined Kate Weare Company in 2006. In 2009, she was recognized for outstanding dancing in Dance Magazine’s annual list of “Top 25 Dancers to Watch.” Leslie routinely acts as Weare’s assistant director, most recently for a commissioned work on dance students at the NYU Tisch School. She was a featured soloist in an opera Weare was working on with composer Barbara White premiered at Princeton University in 2012.

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 In 2009, critic Deborah Jowitt of The Village Voice wrote: 

“(Leslie) Kraus is amazing - demon and angel.”

 Entire 67 seconds of this video I was enthralled by the emotions , so well portrayed and expressed, i didn't even notice there was no musical accompaniment when I saw this clip for the first time. I, then, watched it over and over. I loved it. 

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