B.F.A. in Dance Performance, George Mason University's Honors College; M.A. in Performance Studies, New York University
Leila's research sits at the intersection of Middle Eastern studies, movement, sound, memory, performance studies, and decolonization. Particularly drawn toward the deepening of conversations surrounding music and dance, Leila considers the value of ephemeral forms, particularly those connected to Palestinian resistance movements. She carries her experience as a dancer, choreographer, community organizer, and writer into her work as she investigates temporal forms' capacity to challenge binaries and historical materialism.