Lailye Weidman is a choreographer and educator based in Western Massachusetts. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Hampshire College and a 2018 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow in Choreography. Her recent projects include Showman, an homage to the resonance of hardcore music; Social Animal Please Tame Me, an ensemble dance theater work investigating consent and consensus; and Dike Dance, a site-specific performance and community dialogue on salt marsh restoration. She worked with the Movement Party from 2013-2016 to collectively produce Fleet Moves, an annual site-based dance festival on Cape Cod for four seasons. She is also a member of Femmelab, a queer research and movement collective. Lailye received her BA in dance from UCLA and an MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work has been shown in venues on both coasts, the Midwest, and Europe. She has been an artist-in-residence at APE Ltd Gallery in Northampton, Light Box in Detroit, the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance (iLAND) in New York City, Hothouse UCLA, and the SEEDS Festival at Earthdance. She was Associate Editor for several issues of Contact Quarterly and remains a contributing editor.