Leah is an Australian performance maker and creative producer whose work sits in the sweet spot between cabaret, contemporary, and live art.
Originally dance-trained, Leah has a diverse performance background which has seen her tour internationally to the US, Canada, Europe, UK, Japan and South Pacific. Her work has taken her from rigorous physical theatre in Japan to the variety world of Las Vegas, and she cut her teeth playing mad, powerful heroines with Frank Theatre and making pop-satire works with The Brides of Frank.
Leah is Co-Artistic Director of the high camp neo-tiki dance theatre company Polytoxic, with whom she has performed at PS122’s COIL Festival NYC, Sydney Opera House, Brisbane/Darwin/Sydney Festivals, Harbourfront Centre Canada, Arts House Melbourne, Ten Days on The Island, and many others. She co-founded the satire-dripping physically stylized female outfit The Brides of Frank, and spent over a decade working in the intense Suzuki Actor Training Method with Frank Theatre. She has worked with companies including PVI Collective, The Good Room, Phluxus2, Frank Theatre, Lala Parlour, Bonemap, Superhero Clubhouse (NY), SITI Company (NY) and Spiegelworld (USA).
Leah recently presented her premiere solo cabaret/experimental work TERROR AUSTRALIS, which received the Adelaide Fringe John Chataway Innovation Award, Matilda Award for Best Set Design and Nominations for Best Cabaret, Best Costume Design & Best AV; Darwin Fringe Best Cabaret Award, and Green Room Nomination for Best Contemporary and Experimental Performer.