Leslie I. P Sachs

Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance
Leslie I. Partridge Sachs

Born and raised on Manhattan’s upper west side now a resident of New Paltz, NY, Leslie has spent the majority of her life as a dance artist, teacher, performer and choreographer in New York City. Leslie's training and performance began with New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater. With her foundations in classical movement she entered the contemporary dance world through study of a wide variety of modern dance techniques; Cunningham, Horton, Graham, Lewitzky, etc. She is an alumna of the High School of Performing Arts, Bard College and the University of Washington, the latter from where she received her MFA in dance.

Leslie has held positions at Purchase College Conservatory for Dance, Balettakademien in Stockholm, University of Massachusetts, Neuchåtel Switzerland summer festivals, Dance Space Center & Dance New Amsterdam in NYC, to name a few. Her work has been presented in venues across the US and in Europe.

BA, Bard College; MFA, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
At Vassar since 2018


Kenyon Hall
Box 743

Departments and Programs


DANC 195 Advanced Beginning Modern
DANC 294 Intermediate Modern Dance I
DANC 295 Intermediate Modern Dance II
DRAM 206 Movement for Actors


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