The Felice Lesser Dance Theater (FLDT) creates and performs new dance works. In its forty-three year history, the company has produced over fifty dance works, two full-length "living movies" about dance and dancers (FUNDING THE ARTS and RUNNING BACKWARDS ON THE TREADMILL, both of which explored the intersection of technology and the arts), video/dance works (including the "live documentary" I AM A DANCER, and NEW YORK, NY), a number of original television broadcasts, contemporary music commissions, and many contemporary music and contemporary art collaborations. FLDT is committed to education as well as performance, and has an extensive array of lecture-demonstrations, classes, residencies and workshops to develop audiences and bring the general public and students into the creative process. The company feels strongly that dance should be available and accessible to all, and provides outreach and free ticket programs to special and underserved populations. The Felice Lesser Dance Theater is a member of APAP and Dance/USA. 

FLDT presented the world premiere of LIGHTNING to music by Slovenian composer, Borut Krzisnik, at the Duke on 42nd Street (NYC) in 2017, and is about to begin its next original project, TRAP IST, for an anticipated 2019-20 premiere. Felice Lesser is currently a Mentor for NYFA's Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program and teaches "Dance Appreciation" at UCONN/Stamford Campus.

The Felice Lesser Dance Theater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to the company are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Please click on the DONATE button below to contribute to the company via PayPal:


We're delighted to announce that we've just received our 27th consecutive grant from the Harkness Foundation for Dance.



              Graphic Design: Julie Tam, Photo: Felice Lesser