Leila Awadallah

Dancer since 2013.

Leila Awadallah has been dancing with Ananya Dance Theatre since 2013. She has a BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota, and a minor in Asian Language and Literature with a focus on Arabic Studies. Leila is currently a Springboard for the Arts 20/20 Fellow, and a Jerome Foundation Travel Research (2018) and SAGE Award recipient (2016). Her current research in Arabic folk dance and Arabic contemporary dance has been activated through recent travels to Lebanon and Palestine where she performs, teaches, and studies. Working with this company of artists continues to deeply awaken her ancestral roots, and activates her presence in spaces where social justice work, community and art intersect.