Photo Credit: Noah Rosenblatt-Farrell
Leah took her first dance class at the age of three, where she sat in the corner and sucked her thumb the whole time. Her mother promptly took her out. Somehow, through hours of practice banging on pots and pans in her parents' kitchen, she overcame her debilitating shyness, and no one has been able to quiet her down since.
Currently, Leah is performing, teaching, and choreographing based out of Brooklyn, NY. She holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign where she received the Excellence in Teaching for Undergraduate Education Award, and the Wanda M. Nettl Prize for Choreography with collaborator Mauriah Kraker. (for more on Leah and Mauriah's dueted work go to: L+M).
Most recently, Leah has performed in works by Kendra Portier|BAND, Sara Hook, Tommy DeFrantz/SLIPPAGE, Polymath Performance Project, and Kristin Clotfelter/Studio C Projects. When not performing, teaching, or choreographing, you can find her composing soundtracks in Ableton LIVE, nerding out about queer theory, pedagogy, and southern literature, working towards becoming a death doula, and probably playing in a band somewhere near you.