Nicola Leahey

Nicola Leahey grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. She attained the RAD Solo Seal in 2006, graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance in 2009, then joined Queensland based company Dancenorth. In 2011 Nicola relocated to Belgium and has since performed extensively in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s works: Faun, Puz/zle for the premiere season at the Festival d’Avignon, 3S, Pure and Sin in 4D+, in the operas Les Indes Galantes, Satyagraha and Shell Shock, A Requiem of War for the Armistice Centenary at La Philharmonie de Paris, Alceste, in the music video Valtari (Sigur Rós), Icon and Stoic in conjunction with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani and Nomad. She has performed with Compagnie Thor (Revolt), Damien Jalet (Vessel), Stephanie Lake Company (Skeleton Tree), Ross McCormack/Muscle Mouth (AGE). Nicola has worked with film directors Joe Wright (Cyrano), Christian Larson (Valtari), Ramy Fouad and Carl Erik Rinsch. She joined Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in 2021 where she appeared in Cherkaoui’s Noetic and Jan Martens’ FUTUR PROCHE, which premiered at the Cour d’Honneur of the Palais des Papes during Festival d’Avignon 2022. Nicola has taught repertoire at the Conservatory in Antwerp and teaches yoga in Brussels.

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