Lea Fulton is a movement artist, researcher, and teacher living between questions of home and restlessness. These questions situate around being at home in our bodies as a tenuous possibility in the midst of collective and ancestral traumas and questions around home in landscapes that have personal nostalgia but hold a weathered history of colonialism. She researches trance practices, scores of touching and being touched, and the audiences of the more-than-human. She is currently in the midst of a two year process of collecting research from performing a solo ritual for the more-than-human audiences of Ancestors, Spirit and Elements in different contexts over a nomadic Pandemic existence. Two decades of working in NYC as a dancer and collaborator deeply influence her perspective that the body is a fertile ground of which the mysteries of choreography unfold. Her own work has been shown at GenezeratheKirche/PioNear, Petersburg Arts Space, Studio 37, and MOOS Space in Berlin,  AUNTS is Dance in Brooklyn, UpperJay Arts Centre, Dixon Place NYC, and Wonderland New Orleans, She was a company member of Alexandra Beller/Dances, MotleyDance and a long time member of the collective The Space We Make. She has danced in projects with Andre Uerba, Faye Driscoll, Jillian Pena, David Dorfman, Raja Feather Kelly, Shannon Stewart, Jessie Young,and the work of immersive theater company Third Rail, in addition to others. She was a NYC Center for Faith and Work Artist in Residence in 2017 and a recipient of the Upper Jay Arts Commission in 2020. She holds a master’s degree in Movement Therapy and Trauma Studies from the State University of New York. 

My movement teaching practice is informed by Dynamic Embodiment- a Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator program that synthesizes Body-Mind Centering, Laban, and Bartinieff. A 200-hour YogaWorks teacher training was amplified by continuing education in Trauma Informed Facilitation at The Justice Resource Institute with Dave Emerson and a 50 hour Advanced Alignment training with Toni Melaas of Outer Reach/Hatch in NYC. My master’s thesis was a deep dive into how yoga, mindfulness and breathwork can support the healing process of people living with PTSD.  All of this is integrated with a hands on approach guided by my study of Thai Massage with Pichest Boonthume in Chang Mai. In addition to facilitating group workshops and classes, I have had the honor of journeying with many private clients through a yoga practice supported by hands on guidance and re-education. As a teacher, I’m guided by the principles of curiosity, playfulness and a non-dogmatic approach. I believe that boundless compassion for oneself is at the heart of any movement practice and that this will fundamentally change the world we live in.