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Leila Mire


Leila Mire (she/her) is a scholar, performer, choreographer, educator, activist, writer, and researcher. A current PhD candidate of Performance Studies at UC Berkeley, Mire’s work sits at the intersection of contemporary and Middle Eastern dance, performance, and politics.  


As a choreographer, she has produced national and international works. They have been described as “swift and playful...yet pensive” (No Proscenium) and “...both funny and topical” (Off Off Line). She has also been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times and Washington Post, in venues like the National Cathedral (DC), YallaPunk (PA), the Kennedy Center (DC), and Dartmouth University (NH), and has been funded by grants and fellowships including the Aseemkala fellowship and the Young Alumni Commissioning Grant.  


Mire’s fierce commitment to intersectionality extends into writing, most recently with ThINKingDance and the Decolonizing Dance Writing International Exchange Cohort. As a performer and teaching artist, she actively engages with companies, solo projects, and programs whose missions align with her values.


To read more about her experience, feel free to check out her CV. You can also reach out through email at

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