ABOUT

Leah is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher based out of
Brooklyn, NY (Munsee Lenape and Canarsie land) and Durham, NC (Eno, Lumbee, Shakori, Sissapahaw, and the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation land). At times, she is also a gardener,
an elder-care companion, a musician, a facilitator, and a writer. Her research revolves around embodied memory, monuments, and death and dying practices.

Most recently, Leah has been a performer/collaborator in works by Okwui OkpokwasiliKendra Portier|BAND, Anna Barker/Real Live PeopleSara Hook, and Tommy DeFrantz/SLIPPAGE. 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 (L+M). Leah also works as a programs manager for the arts non-profit Culture Mill.

 

Photo by Hannah Larson

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