Leah Zeiger

Leah Zeiger is a choreographer, dancer, and activist based in Los Angeles. As a survivor of a teenage abusive relationship, Leah’s work is largely derived from her lived experience as well as embodied research in the survivor community. Leah is the founder of The Sunflower Project – a nonprofit organization that educates young people on sexual violence and relationship abuse and empowers survivors to tell their story through artmaking. Leah’s methodology – Body Memory – invokes somatic principles, improvisational scores, and body-based research to explore the ways in which our bodies hold memory and how those memories shape our life experience. She has been commissioned to choreograph and present her work by entities such as the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company Choreographer’s Lab, and more. She will be presenting work in the summer of 2024 at Highways Performance Space and the Odyssey Summer Dance Festival.