The Person

Photo by Justin Tang

 

Leah is a trained actor and musician who has worked in performance, facilitation and arts education for over 13 years. With a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Brown University and a Music Theatre Performance diploma from Sheridan College, she has studied speech and voice, movement, creative ensemble, Alexandre technique, clown, and more with some of the most respected instructors in the world.

As the winner of CBC’s Triple Sensation, Leah was chosen from thousands of hopefuls by a team of world-renowned artists and instructors (including Patsy Rodenburg, Larry Moss and the dearly departed Marvin Hamlisch). A nationally recognized talent, she has performed, taught and facilitated in New York City, Toronto, Halifax, Calgary, and elsewhere.

Leah’s passion for community, creation, empowerment, and embodied knowledge and practice informs everything she does. It has inspired her to create, lead and participate in many diverse projects. Devised theatre as an empowerment tool for youth to use artistic expression for social change. Street-clowning as a disarming community engagement tactic. Embodied learning as a technique for deepening spiritual exploration.

She has two beautiful little boys, who inspire and challenge her, and a deeply supportive husband, who encourages and centres her.