Sharon Leahy




Sharon Leahy has spent a lifetime creating dance and theater, working with traditional forms to express/impress contemporary themes. As a choreographer she has been commissioned to create work by Jacob’s Pillow, the National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, and many others. She was an artist in residence at the University of Dayton and has taught master classes at colleges across the country. As Artistic Director of Rhythm in Shoes, she led an ensemble of dancers and musicians, touring nationally and internationally, presenting original performance art that’s been described as, “both surprising and familiar.”Sharon’s dance for camera work has been screened at numerous dance film festivals including Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center, The International ScreenDance Festival at the American Dance Festival and the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. She has won the Blue Ribbon in clogging contests at both the National Folk Festival at Wolftrap in Virginia, and the Appalachian String Band Festival in West Virginia.