Leeny Sack is a performance artist, certified Master Teacher of Kinetic Awareness® and teacher/counselor of The Performative Self.
She has performed and taught extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and in Asia at venues including the Venice Biennale, The Edinburgh Festival, The American Dance Festival, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the first World Gathering of Holocaust Survivors.
Sack was a member of The Performance Group, the groundbreaking experimental theatre company founded and directed by Richard Schechner (subsequently, The Wooster Group); was original faculty of New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing (ETW); co-founded and was artistic director of Pangea Farm, retreat center for contemplative, performing and healing arts; and for eighteen years co-led the annual Art of Presence retreat at the Buddhistisches Zentrum Scheibbes, Austria. She has been a resident artist at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and Trinity College and a guest instructor in performance at numerous institutions. From 2008-2015 she was on the faculty of the MFA in Theatre: Contemporary Performance Department of Naropa University.
Her performance works include: The Survivor and The Translator, Our Lady of the Hidden Agenda, Straight Man, Paper Floor, Patient/Artist, Multiple Choice, and (Neo-Ventriqual) Thought Clouds.
A former student of The Juilliard School, Drama Division, her own students have included performing and visual artists, singers and musicians, psychotherapists, physicians, educators, business professionals and others interested in self-research and the interface between inner experience and outer expression. She teaches The Performative Self, the pedagogy she has developed over the last forty years at her studio in Ithaca, NY.