ROTMAN Leslie

Position: Fellow

ICKL Research Panel Member, 2018-2021

Leslie Rotman has notated 24 dances and staged over 20 productions from score. Her notation credits include 4 works by George Balanchine, 3 works by Antony Tudor, 5 works by Laura Dean and dances by other notable choreographers such as Mary Wigman, Martha Graham, and Murray Louis. Several of her scores have undergone the rare DNB certification process, during which she was privileged to have worked through the rigorous theoretical checking with distinguished notators Ann Hutchinson Guest, Mária Szentpál, Muriel Topaz, Odette Blum, Ray Cook and Ilene Fox. On the staging side, Leslie has set works for prominent companies such as Hamburg Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Rose Ballet of Tokyo and Kansas City Ballet as well as for many universities and regional companies. Leslie was with the DNB for 24 years, eventually becoming Director of Staging. She taught all levels of Labanotation including Advanced Theory and Professional Notator Training. She was head of The Antony Tudor Project and co-chair of the Artistic Advisory Committee. Leslie is a Certified Professional Notator, holds a BA from Adelphi University and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.