Victorian College of the Arts graduate. ECU Dip Ed. Independent dancer, choreographer and teacher, Strut Dance Inc. Company Complesso. MS Schrittmacher, Germany. Buzz Dance Theatre. Phillip Adams’ Balletlab. Trike. K2 Dance. RAD choreographer – contemporary. Brooke Leeder is from Perth and a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. She has performed with Stephanie Lake, Luke George, Phillip Adams Balletlab, Phillippa Clarke, Buzz Dance Theatre, Company Complesso and previously performed in Tenebrae et Lux and Midsummer Nights Dream (As You Like it) with the Perth Festival in 2013 and 2014. She has also danced with companies in Germany, London and the Trisha Brown Dance Company in New York. Her choreographic works Mechanic, Dancers Speak Volumes, Unravel and three – the experiment series from 2014 to 2017. Brooke has also created new works for Taipei’s Kandu International Arts Festival in Taiwan, Co3 Australia, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and John Curtin College of the Arts.
In 2018, Brooke created her Perth-based collective, Brooke Leeder & Dancers, to take contemporary dance into unconventional performance spaces. Structural Dependency was performed in the large gallery space of PSAS in Fremantle, RADAR, presented by the Fremantle Biennale 2019, was performed inside the B Shed in Fremantle, with the open working port a stunning live backdrop to the experience. In 2020, she was one of five WA Artists to create a new work within the grand new building of the WA Museum Boorla Bardip, and her dance film Structural was presented at the Museums Launch Event in November.
In 2021, Brooke presented Structural Dependency for the Perth Festival, she produced and created the new independent initiative In Good Company and begun the first creative Development of her new work, Nocturnal, at the Fremantle Arts Centre. Her latest work and second commission for the Fremantle Biennale, A Blessed Curse, was a collaboration with Composer Azariah Felton and poetry and spoken word Indigenous Artist, Maitland Schnaars, with the open harbour and Old Fremantle Traffic Bridge the back drop and stunning setting for the work.