Performer, Choreographer, Educator, Writer
Leila Mire (she/her) is a NY-based performer, choreographer, educator, activist, writer, and hell-raiser. She is currently studying at NYU Tisch to receive a Master’s in Performance Studies. She also holds a BFA in Dance Performance from George Mason University’s Honors College.
Mire's choreography has been described as “swift and playful...yet pensive” (No Proscenium) and “...both funny and topical” (Off Off Line). She has been commissioned to set works throughout the country as well as internationally. Her work has been featured in numerous publications (i.e., the New York Times and Washington Post) as well as in venues like the National Cathedral (DC), YallaPunk (PA), the Kennedy Center (DC), and Dartmouth University (NH). Her choreography is currently featured in the This season, Mire is working on a dance film through the Aseemkala Fellowship, finished her run of the immersive play "Voyeur: Through the Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec", and is choreographing a full-length work entitled “Scheherazade Retold” through the Young Alumni Commissioning Grant.
Mire contributes to several publications for academic and non-academic audiences with a fierce commitment to intersectionality. She is staffed at thinkingDance and serves on their first-ever Decolonizing Dance Writing Cohort. As a performer and teaching artist, she actively engages with companies, solo projects, and programs whose mission aligns with her values. Her primary focus remains on Middle Eastern and contemporary dance’s relationship to politics. This season she is creating solo work and performing with Chikyu to the Moon, NY Light, and the CSCProject Collective in addition to teaching with Artists Striving to End Poverty, Oriental Dance Inheritance Studio, and DanceWave.
To read more in-depth about her experience, feel free to check out her CV. You can also reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.