Brooke Leeder is an award-winning Contemporary Dance Artist. She forged her love and expertise in Contemporary Dance as a scholarship student in the Specialist Dance Program at John Curtin College of the Arts. Brooke was then accepted into the Victorian College of Arts in Melbourne where she completed a Bachelor of Dance. In 2012 Brooke also completed her Bachelor of Education (Secondary).
Brooke 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 include Dancers Speak Volumes, Mechanic, Unravel and three – the experiment series from 2014 to 2017. Brooke has 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.
Brooke set up her Perth-based collective, Brooke Leeder & Dancers, in 2018 to take contemporary dance into unconventional performance spaces – from car parks to hotel foyers and even inside a sea container. Structural Dependency was the first work performed in the large gallery space of PSAS in Fremantle and her second work, RADAR, was performed inside the B Shed in Fremantle, with the open working port a stunning live backdrop to the experience, presented by the Fremantle Biennale, 2019. In 2020, Brooke Leeder & Dancers were one of five Perth Artists invited to launch at new WA Museum Boorla Bardip Opening Week Event and in 2021, Brooke has been commissioned to present Structural Dependency at the Perth Festival, an entirely WA Artist focussed Festival.
Brooke has been Integral to the success and reputation of K2Dance with expertise in teaching and Choreography since its Inception. As well as working at K2Dance, Brooke continues to be a leader in the examination and education of Year 12 Dance ATAR Students at John Curtin and K2Dance.
Danni has been a part of the K2 Faculty for many years and now takes on the role of Studio Manager.