Photo by Amelia Heintzelman.

Leah Fournier

Leah Fournier is an improvisor, dancer, and dance-maker originally from Lewiston, Maine. She has worked with Barbie Diewald, Angie Hauser, Chris Aiken, Stephen Koplowitz, and Shaina Cantino, and remains deeply influenced by study with Kathleen Hermesdorf & Albert Mathias and Sara Shelton Mann. She makes dances collaboratively with Amelia Heintzelman, and their work has been supported by Fresh Festival (CA), Centre Pompadour (FR), Chez Bushwick, The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (MA), Chashama, The Floor, and University Settlement. Leah relocated to Brooklyn in 2021 after 5 years of rooting in Western Massachusetts where she worked as Assistant Director of The School For Contemporary Dance & Thought. She currently works for Contact Quarterly and joined the MR team in December 2021.

[Image Description: A portrait of Leah, a white woman with curly, dark brown hair looking at the camera with a slight smile. She is wearing a turtleneck and is standing in front of a vibrant wall with plants and a few flowers around her.]