Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo has spent over twenty-years in dance as a performer, choreographer and educator. She holds a BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase and an MFA from Hollins University. She was a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (1993-1999), Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project (1999-2002), and the Liz Gerring Dance Company (2003-2006). In addition to performing the work of various independent choreographers, LeBlanc Loo has also danced with New York City’s Metropolitan Opera and for the 250th Mozart Celebration in Salzburg, Austria. She has had her writing published in the leading international dance periodicals, Dance Magazine and Ballettanz, and her choreography presented in venues around the country.
She continues her work with Bill T. Jones in the preservation of his legacy and pedagogy, most notably, directing the LMU Dance-Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Educational Partnership. She also produced and co-directed the newly released documentary film, Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters. The film was awarded the Graves Award in the Humanities, as well as funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation. In 2020, Rosalynde was inducted as an honorary member into the Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu.
Hollins University: M.F.A., Dance 2011
State University of New York at Purchase: B.F.A., Dance 1994
Areas of Expertise (4)
Post-Modern Concert Dance
Industry Expertise (3)
Training and Development
- White Oak Dance Project
- Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
- Liz Gerring Dance Comany
Research Grants (1)
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $100,000
Can You Bring It? Bill T. Jones and D-Man and the Waters
Why I Dance: Rosalynde LeBlancDANCE
Rosalynde LeBlanc is the kind of modern dancer who keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Her bold movement and daring leaps make her a force to be reckoned with. She has brought her strong presence to Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (1993–99) and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project (1999–2002).
Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo Brings the Work of Bill T. Jones to Loyola Marymount UniversityDance Teacher
On a Friday afternoon in May, Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo rehearses Loyola Marymount University junior Tina Dossa in one of the dynamic, sink-or-swim sequences of Bill T. Jones' D-Man in the Waters. Explaining the use of weight and gravity, LeBlanc Loo coaches her student to “get heavy and low into the floor and find the rebound out of it."
'Roz' LeBlanc, professional dancer-turned-filmmaker, raises funds for AIDS documentaryNapa Valley Register
Originally, Rosalynde “Roz” LeBlanc, dancer and educator for more than 20 years, thought she was going to make a 15- to 20-minute upscale PowerPoint presentation. Instead, six years later, LeBlanc has a 100-minute rough cut documentary she hopes to finish by the fall, in time to submit it to Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin and other broad-spectrum film festivals.