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Leila Lois

Portrait of Leila Lois


Leila Lois is a dancer and writer. She writes articles and dance reviews for The Age, ArtsHub and Delving into Dance. She is also a published poet in various journals including Cordite Poetry and Southerly Journal. Her debut chapbook, Flesh into Blossom, came out last year. In 2021, Leila appeared several times performing her work at National Young Writers’ Festival and journal launches.

Leila was a recipient of the Ralph MacClean Grant for Melbourne Fringe in 2019 for an interdisciplinary exhibition, Jiyan be te nina// There is no life without you, featuring dance, spoken word and photography. She also received a grant from Sawtooth ARI Tasmania to remount the work in Launceston, and Walker St Gallery to remount in Dandenong. Leila also teaches dance in Melbourne.

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