Within a participatory framework, Leenaars creates video and performance work by engaging with specific people and communities. Her work oscillates between fiction and documentation, reinterprets personal stories and reimagines everyday realities through staging, improvisation and iteration. Leenaars’ practice is driven by meeting people in their lived realities. She collects personal stories and creates shared experiences that form the basis of her work. She examines the very nature of our own constructed realities, the stories we tell ourselves and the ones we identify with and explores the way we relate to others. Her artwork aims to ask questions of how we are all connected and engaged in this creative endeavor called being human.