Photo: Leila Mire
Leila Mire (she/her/hers) is a researcher, curator, community organizer, artist, educator, and writer. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Performance Studies at UC Berkeley where she focuses on ephemeral expressions and resistance art of the Middle East. A graduate of NYU, George Mason University and the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble, she has performed with various dance companies and has created solo work supported through a number of grants and fellowships and featured in publications like the New York Times and Washington Post. In addition to writing for thINKingDANCE and the Decolonizing Dance Writing International Exchange Cohort, she is a Middle Eastern and contemporary dance teacher and an a community organizer for Palestinian rights and decolonization efforts. Read more about her at leilamiredance.com or at @leila.mire on instagram.