Performer, Choreographer, Educator, Writer
Leila Mire is a NY-based performer, choreographer, educator, and writer. Mire received her BFA in Dance Performance from George Mason University's Honors College and is currently embarking on several solo works in addition to performing in a number of project based companies.
Mire's choreography has been described as “...both funny and topical” (Off Off Line) and “swift and playful...yet pensive” (No Proscenium). It has been featured in publications like the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Queer Arabs Podcast. Her work has also been set and presented at venues and festivals such as the National Cathedral for the 1Journey Festival (DC), YallaPunk (PA), and Dartmouth University. She is currently working on a dance film entitled "Devour" through the Aseemkala Fellowship and on "Scheherazade Retold," an evening length work commissioned by the George Mason University Young Alumni Commissioning Project. Her work can also be seen in the immersive play, "Voyeur: Through the Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec."
Her mission as a creator extends into writing and education as well. She has published work on “Orientalism and the Perpetuation of Racist Stereotypes in the Nutcracker” in addition to contributing to several publications such as ThinkingDance and Maryland Theatre Guide. She teaches in diverse settings offering western and Middle Eastern dances and 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, Oriental Dance Inheritance Studio, and DanceWave. She is an activist and educator specializing in elevating equity in the arts and researching the MENA/SWANA region.
To read more in-depth about her experience, feel free to check out her CV. You can also reach out via email at .