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Leslie Hill
Associate Professor, Performance Making

Leslie Hill teaches courses in performance making and critical theory and is co-director of Curious theatre company. Her interests include Live Art, social engagement, activism, phenomenology, autoethnography, film and video in performance, cognitive neuroscience, and science-art collaborations. Her performance work with Curious has been shown in 17 countries, commissioned and produced by organizations such as Artist Links Shanghai, Franklin Furnace, the Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England, the NEA, Performance Space Sydney, Tanzquartier Vienna, Alfred ve dvoře Prague, Le Couvent des Recollets Paris, the Arts Institue University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Women’s Library and the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow.

Her articles have appeared in journals such as Performance Research, Contemporary Theatre Review and New Theatre Quarterly. She is co-editor, with Helen Paris, of Performance and Place (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). In 2004 she was named a NESTA Dream Time Fellow. Originally from New Mexico, Hill lived in the UK for 20 years where she co-founded Curious theatre company with Helen Paris in 1996. Hill received a double major in English and Philosophy from the University of New Mexico in 1989, an MA from the Shakespeare Institute in 1991, and a PhD in Theatre from the University of Glasgow in 1996.

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