A native of Los Angeles, CA, Leah Silva is an Artistic Director, professional dancer, choreographer, active performer, and seasoned dance educator.
An expert in all dance genres and with over eleven years of experience in teaching, Leah is a sought out instructor, international dance adjudicator, award-winning choreographer, and acclaimed performer. Her work has included master classes at dance conventions/intensives, colleges, and high schools. Featured in Dance Teacher Magazine, Leah’s credits and accomplishments include being a founding member of Sound Effects Tap Company, was awarded a Jimmie DeFore dance scholarship, industrial work for Mattel Toys, performances for American Idol top finalist artist; Lisa Tucker, was the featured pre-show entertainment for Broadway’s hit touring show, 42ND Street, choreographed and modeled for an international dance campaign for Nestle/Nescafe, was the Choreographer and Co-Director of Encore Dance Company (tap division), and currently assists and has worked on production for the critically acclaimed, Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies (as seen on “So You Think You Can Dance”).
Out of many submissions from all over the U.S., Leah was the winner of Anthony Morigerato’s Operation: Tap Choreographer Challenge where she traveled to New York to perform and to have her piece, “Forever” screened at the Symphony Space. Leah’s hit and award winning choreography has also been featured across the U.S. at events and venues such as the L.A. Tap Festival, Portland Tap Festival, D.C. Tap Festival, San Diego Tap Festival, Pasadena Dance Festival, Tempe Center for the Arts Theater, and at the Barclay Theater to name a few.
Leah’s most recent projects include being the Founder and Artistic Director of the acclaimed Reverb and Reverb Jr. Tap Companies; a professional adult and pre professional youth tap company based in Los Angeles, CA. Both her youth and professional companies have performed throughout the U.S. at critically acclaimed festivals and concerts including private celebrity events. Leah is also the creator and producer of the acclaimed Orange County Tap Experience- a weekly tap master class taught by distinguished teachers from all over the world.