Leila Mire


Leila Mire (she/her) is a NY-based performer, choreographer, educator, activist, writer, and researcher. A current NYU M.A. candidate for Performance Studies, Mire continues to create work at the intersection of dance, sound, biopolitics, and Middle Eastern studies. 


Her international and nationally touring choreography has been described as “swift and playful...yet pensive” (No Proscenium) and “...both funny and topical” (Off Off Line). It has 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 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 mission align with her values. Her primary focus remains on Middle Eastern and contemporary dance’s relationship to politics.


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

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