L. Brooke Schlecte

Woman in black blouse, holding hand up
2003
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance

Influential Professors or Classes:

Andee Scott

Currently Living In:

Waco, Texas

Profession:

Artistic Director of Out On a Limb Dance Company and Director of {254} dance-festival, Waco, Texas

Biography:

L. Brooke Schlecte is the founder and artistic director of Out On a Limb Dance Company (OoLD Co.) since 2003. Schlecte is director of the {254} dance-festival in collaboration with Waco Cultural Arts Fest in Waco, Texas. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, where she received the “Excellence in Choreography Award” in 2007, as well as honors in her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Texas at Austin. Schlecte’s choreography has received critical comments such as “seized...[the] opportunity to go avante-garde", “her work is drawing attention” (Dallas Morning News), and her work Streetlights. People. (2011) at Big Range Austin was said to be “smart and whole” as well as her newest work dirt, light, me (2012) at Big Range Austin was “gritty and personal”. (The Austin Chronicle)

Her company has performed extensively around Texas, Oklahoma, and California most notably at Rogue Dance Festival (Fresno, CA), EXCHANGE Dance Festival Gala (Tulsa, OK), Out of the Loop Festival (Addison, TX) American College Dance Festival’s Gala (Fort Worth, TX) and MAMandSCHLECTE (Dallas, TX). Schlecte has a widespread performance background in places including, Texas, Oklahoma, California, Washington D.C., and Ireland. Additionally, OoLD Co. has presented dance for camera films screened at the Film Fatale Festival (Ft Worth, TX), American College Dance Festival (Austin, TX), Perpetual Motion Modern Dance, Inc. Concert (Oklahoma City, OK), Living Arts Dance Company Concert (Tulsa, OK) and the Screen Door (Austin, TX). She has performed under professional choreographers Sarah Gamblin, Michael Foley, Vincent Mantsoe, and Doug Elkins.

Schlecte has taught at Tarrant County Community College and Baylor University. She has created choreography, workshops and residencies for OoLD Co. Annual Workshop and all over Texas and Oklahoma.