Leila Mire

Performer, Choreographer, Educator, Writer

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About

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 immersive play "Voyeur: Through the Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec.” This season, Mire is working on a dance film through the Aseemkala Fellowship and 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 the Oral History Project 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 leila.e.mire@gmail.com.

What's Up Next?

  • Newcomers Youth Summer Academy
    Newcomers Youth Summer Academy
    Online Academy
    Jun 28, 9:00 AM – Aug 06, 1:00 PM
    Online Academy
    Dance teaching artist
  • Yoga Workshop Series
    Yoga Workshop Series
    New York
    Jul 02, 9:00 AM – Aug 13, 1:00 PM
    New York, Lower Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
    Private event: yoga workshop series for kids
  • International Human Rights and Arts Festival
    International Human Rights and Arts Festival
    New York
    Dec 31, 2021, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    New York, New York, NY, USA
  • Julianne Kannan Dance Film
    TBD
    Julianne Kannan Dance Film
    Online
    Time is TBD
    Online
    Premier of dance film as dramaturg through George Mason University
  • Premier of Scheherazade Retold
    TBD
    Premier of Scheherazade Retold
    George Mason University
    Time is TBD
    George Mason University, 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    Premier of evening length piece as recipient of the Young Alumni Commissioning Project from George Mason University
 
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