Leila Mire

Performer, Choreographer, Educator, Writer



Leila Mire is a NY-based performer, choreographer, educator, and writer. She has performed nationally and internationally with companies like the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble, ICONS, ChoreoNova, Silk Road Dance Company, NY Light, and ClancyWorks Dance Company. She has also performed diverse works by artists such as Stacey Tookey, David Dorfman, Christopher d’Amboise, Ernesta Corvino, Michael Mao, Claire Bataille, and Randy Duncan. 


In all realms of work, she focuses on movement as a cultural form of communication. She has presented at venues and festivals including the the National Cathedral for the 1Journey Festival (DC), Fertile Ground (NY), ASTEP (NY), Bauman Theatre (NY), YallaPunk (PA), and Move to Change (NY).


Her mission extends into writing and education. She has published work on “Orientalism and the Perpetuation of Racist Stereotypes in the Nutcracker” in addition to contributing to several publications. She teaches in diverse settings offering western, Middle Eastern dance, and other cultural styles. She has won several awards as an educator, academic, and performer. 


Currently, Mire splits her time between passions. She teaches master classes and works as a dance educator with ASTEP Onstage, OnPoint, Star2B, APEX for Youth, Notes in Motion, Kindergym, Lola Louis Performing Arts, Oriental Dance Inheritance Studio, and DanceWave. She performs in several NYC-based companies, produces work of her own, and writes for ThinkingDance. Most recently, she has begun her first evening length work through George Mason University's Young Alumni Commissioning Project and the GMU Digital Platform Covid Fund, is an Aseemkala Fellow, and a choreographer for Bated Breath Theatre Company's "Voyeur: Through the Windows of Toulouse Lautrec." 


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?

  • DanceWave Creative Movement Residency
    Online Workshop
    Apr 14, 9:30 PM – May 19, 10:15 AM
    Online Workshop
  • TCDE's Annual Spring Concert
    May 21, 7:00 PM – May 22, 2:00 PM
    Knoxville, 963 Worlds Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916, USA
    TCDE's Annual Spring Concert featuring a diverse array of works including my own piece, "Laawhee." There will be 3 shows. Be sure to get your ticket!
  • Private Event: Dancewave Creative Movement Performance PS 306
    Online Showing
    May 24, 11:00 AM
    Online Showing
  • Aseemkala Fellowship Culmination Performance
    New York
    May 31, 7:00 PM
    New York, New York, NY, USA
  • International Human Rights and Arts Festival
    New York
    Dec 31, 2021, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    New York, New York, NY, USA
  • TBD
    Julianne Kannan Dance Film
    Time is TBD
    Premier of dance film as dramaturg through George Mason University
  • 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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