Alethea (M.F.A., University of Washington) is a Seattle-based dance artist and educator. Community, sensuality, care, effort and collaboration are central tenets of her creative work with dance partners human, object and sonic. Alethea's teaching appointments include the University of Washington Department of Dance (2017-2023), Whatcom Community College (2014-2016), Velocity Dance Center's SFD+I summer festival (2019, 2022, 2023), Cornish College of the Arts (2020-2023), as well as recurring guest teaching for ODC Dance (2013), Bellingham Repertory Dance (2013-2017) the Seattle Piano Institute (2017-2023), 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 additionally teaches community floorwork classes with Dance Undercurrent, and is Training Manager and teacher with Dance Church.®
She performs her own improvised and choreographed works in collaboration with multidisciplinary artists in Seattle and nationally. Recurrent collaborators include Hannah Simmons, Adele Nickel (under their co-founded creative research project A+A), Rachael Lincoln, Maia Durfee and others. Alethea additionally 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.