B.F.A. Dance, RAD Cert.

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Lilia Leon is a Mexican-Canadian dance artist working in dance performance, education and choreography. She holds a B. A. in Dance from York University, and is a graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Professional Training Program. Following extensive training in Royal Academy of Dance Ballet, Pedagogy and Anatomy she became a RAD Registered Teacher in 2011. As an independent dance artist she has worked with local and international artists including Aluna Theatre, Penny Couchie, Jasmyn Fyffe, Jumblies Theatre, MataDanZe, Neil Ieremia (New Zealand), Carlos Rivera (Mexico) and Alejandro Ronceria (Canada/ Colombia). Ms. Leon’s performance career has been paralleled by a diverse teaching practice. She has taught ballet, creative movement and contemporary dance to children, youth and adults in a wide range of communities. Her teaching principles are: following healthy teaching practices, celebrating diversity, and promoting an appreciation for art as an empowering tool for self-expression and social change.