Leila Mire
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Leila Mire

Leila M.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As a teacher of 10 years and a performer of 18 years, I bring a knowledge and depth of experience to ensure you have the best training possible. I cater to student needs and work to bring the best out of every student that comes through my class. I can't wait to meet you. Let's move!

About Leila M.

I'm a NY-based performer, choreographer, and educator. In 2018 I graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance from George Mason University.

As a teacher, I work with diverse populations and cater each program to fit the needs of my students. I have taught in public and private schools throughout Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, and New York. I also teach in special needs and in professional coaching. I am also a competition judge and am well-versed in all facets of the field. In addition to teaching and performing, I am a choreographic recipient of the Young Alumni Commissioning Project.

In all realms of work, I focus on bringing out the best in you and meeting your goals. I am just as comfortable teaching pre-professionals as I am beginners who might be dipping their toes in for the first time. Let's dance!

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Kayla
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Working with Leila is a supportive and inspiring experience ! Her expertise in the history of dance provides excellent context for modern technique. You’re guaranteed a great time in Leila’s class.

Posted May 18, 2020
Matthew E
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Awesome teacher who is extremely engaging, creative, and great with kids!!!

Posted May 14, 2020
Anna
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Leila is an incredibly gifted instructor. She is thoughtful, kind, and her classes are always a lot of fun.

Definitely take a class with her!

Posted May 13, 2020

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Experience

Dance Writer
May 2020 - Present

ThinkingDance

Dance writer for online publication.

Dance Judge
Feb 2020 - Present

On Point National Dance Competitiion

Judge for national competition.

Dance Instructor
Jan 2020 - Present

Private Studio

Currently teach for ballet, modern, tap, and jazz at Lola Louis Performing Arts.

Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Performer, Writer
Jan 2020 - Present

Self-Employed

Teach masterclasses, private sessions, and choreograph on a freelance basis. Accessible through website and thumbtack. Sell more than 100 teaching resources through TeachersPayTeachers under theDancingYogi.

Ballet Teacher
Jan 2020 - Present

Private Studio

Teach ballet and creative movement at Oriental Dance Inheritance Studio.

Instructor
Sep 2019 - Present

Private Studio

Teach dance and kindergym in daycares and special needs programs.

Dance Educator
Sep 2019 - Present

Private Studio

Dance educator through outreach program.

Dance Specialist
Sep 2019 - Present

Private Studio

Dance specialist for APEX for Youth.

Dance Specialist
Sep 2019 - Present

Private Studio

Teach ballet, creative movement, and Arabic dance.

Dancer
Aug 2017 - Present

Several

Dancer for Chikyu to the Moon, KYC Dance, among others. Previously danced for Terre Dance Collective and Silk Road Dance Company.

Teaching Artist
Jun 2017 - Present

Artists Striving to End Poverty

Teach at the Refugee Youth Summer Academy with ASTEP and the International Rescue Committee. Work with ASTEP Onstage. Member of the Artists Striving to End Poverty Mutual Aid Network in response to Covid-19. Previously taught in Elaine, AR for Waves of Prayer. Featured as volunteer spotlighted artist.

Choreographer
Aug 2019 - Jan 2020

Star2B

Choreographer for Star2B's production of "Frozen Jr."

Dance Teacher
Aug 2018 - Jun 2019

Bethesda Conservatory

Taught ballet, modern, and jazz at studio for children ages 2-13.

Dance Critic
Jun 2018 - Jun 2019

Maryland Theatre Guide

Reviewer of dance for Maryland Theatre Guide.

Performer and Teaching Artist
Sep 2018 - May 2019

ClancyWorks Dance Company

Full-time performer, teacher, and collaborator with MD-based dance company.

Substitute Teacher
Sep 2018 - Nov 2018

Ballet Petite

Substitute for local ballet studio

Dance Specialist
Jun 2018 - Sep 2018

Sitar Arts Center

Dance specialist at Takoma Park for Sitar Arts Center. Taught dance and creative writing.

Dance Teacher
Jun 2018 - Sep 2018

Mercier School of Dance

Teach dance and creative movement in schools as an independent contractor.

Dance Teacher
Jan 2010 - Aug 2018

Dancer's Studio

Taught Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Repertory, and Strengthening/Conditioning at Dancer's Studio. Continue to teach master classes at studio. Work with affiliate dance company, the Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble.

Dance Substitute
Jun 2018 - Jul 2018

BalletNova

Taught dance Improvisation as substitute at local studio.

Dance Teacher
Aug 2017 - May 2018

District Music Academy

Taught dance and yoga in retirement facilities, after school programs, Montessori Schools, and private lessons.

Dance Teacher
Aug 2015 - May 2016

Born2Dance

Taught Ballet, Modern, and Jazz for a variety of ages and levels.

Education

BFA Dance Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2018

George Mason University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

SIDS, AHT Brain Injuries, Foundations in Health and Safety, Infectious Control, Mandated Reporting
Jan 2020

NYC DOE

Motivational Interviewing, Restorative Practice, Advancing Youth Development, Project-Based Learning, STEAM
Dec 2019

Maryland DOE

CPR
Jan 2019

American Red Cross

SafeSpace
Dec 2018

George Mason University

Zumba
Jan 2017

Zumba

Laban Prerequisites
Aug 2015

White Mountain Summer Dance Festival

Awards

GMU Digital Content Fund Recipient
May 2020

George Mason University

Young Alumni Commissioning Project Grant
Apr 2020

George Mason University

NYC Mayoral Award for Service
Jan 2019

Mayor Bill deBlasio

Excellence in Dance Writing
May 2018

George Mason University

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