Leanore Friedland Ickstadt, born and educated in the United States, first traveled to Germany on a Fulbright Fellowship to study with Mary Wigman, one of the founders of modern dance.
She has lived in Germany since 1963 where she has educated teachers, actors, dancers and children in her own studio, the Tanz Tangente Berlin, and as a guest professor in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne and Salzburg. She performed throughout Europe and has choreographed for companies in North and South America and in Europe.
In 2003 she retired from dance and turned to writing.
Her first book "Dancing Heads - a Hand- and Footbook for Teachers", was published in 2007 by iUniverse and in German by Tanz und Schule e.V. M