Alethea (M.F.A., University of Washington) is a Seattle-based dance artist and educator. Her teaching appointments include the University of Washington Department of Dance (2017-2022), Whatcom Community College (2014-2016), Velocity Dance Center's SFD+I summer festival (2019, 2022), as well as recurring guest teaching for Cornish College of the Arts (2020-2022) ODC Dance (2013), Bellingham Repertory Dance (2013-2017) the Seattle Piano Institute (2017-2022), Sam Houston State University (2019-2021) and others.
Alethea is co-founder and Teaching Artist for Ballet Rituals, a Seattle-based community practice initiative. She also regularly guides community classes for Dance Church® (online and in-person), and is a Training Strategist for the company.
She performs her own works alongside collaborator Adele Nickel via their co-founded creative research initiative A+A. Together, A+A have also developed Objectx workshops in which human dancers interact with unwieldy, unfamiliar objects as a practical and poetic exercise for entering into relationship with any unfamiliar body: Objectx combats the treatment of bodies as objects.
Alethea performs as a guest artist with the Chamber Dance Company (2011-2022).
Born in Washington State, Alethea grew up in the little northwest corner city of Bellingham.