Leela Alaniz, Director / Actor for mime,
dance, and theater
Brazilian born actress. She received a scholarship grant to participate in UTA, a center of research for theatre anthropology in Brazil. In 1994, she founded Casa de Artes BAKA, a multicultural arts center. For her direction and management of the Casa de Artes BAKA, she received the coveted SATED prize. From 1997 to 2003, she studied corporeal mime under Thomas Leabhart in California and Paris, eventually becoming his assistant. She has directed several shows and has taught courses in California, Europe, Brazil, Argentina and Singapore. Her masters thesis concerning "The dyanamo-rhythm of Etienne Decroux” will be published in the next edition of the Mime Journal*. She is currently in the PhD program of Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle University in theater studies.
* Mime Journal - Thomas Leabhart editor, Pomona College, California.