Leah Howard is that quintessential commercial dancer whose boundless talent and performance energy has allowed her to work as a triple-threat performer, freelance dancer, resident director and choreographer between musicals, corporate events, television projects and music acts (and very often juggling this work across genres, concurrently) over professional career spanning more than 20 years.
Leah has most recently been appearing in the Disney smash hit musical, Aladdin. She is the Resident Director/Choreographer for the Australian tour of School of Rock as well as The Rocky Horror Show.
Leah toured to Korea as the Resident Director for the UK Production of Avenue Q and has worked creatively for, Rocky Horror Live (UK), Xanadu The Musical, Australia’s Got Talent, David Campbell’s Good Lovin, Swing Sessions 2 and Sydney Mardi Gras.
Leah is a sought after choreographer for TVC campaigns including Bonds, Samsung, Telstra and Westfield. She has choreographed for Hi-5, A Gurls Wurld, Blue Water High, and So You Think You Can Dance Australia and worked with artists including Macy Gray, David Campbell,
Thandie Phoenix, Olivia Newton John, Cyndi Lauper, Peking Duck, Sam Sparro, Kylie Minogue, Vanessa Amorosi, Deborah Cox, Sheena Easton, Meatloaf, and Mika. Music videos: Olympia, The Vines, Rogue Traders, Faker, Young Divas, Paulini and Natalie Bassingthwaighte.
Theatre performance credits include: Disney’s Aladdin, Aretha Thomas in Legends! starring Hayley Mills and Juliet Mills, Mrs Corry in Mary Poppins, Avenue Q, Hair, Fame the Musical, Dein Perry’s Steel City (Australia and Radio City Music Hall NYC), UK tour of Tap Dogs Rebooted and Tap Dogs USA.
Leah was the guest vocalist with KD Lang and Jimmy Somerville for the Sydney 2002 Gay Games, performed in the 2000 Olympics ceremonies, and is the face of Disney Juniors theme song. Leah was also the host of Disney Channel's My High School Musical and appears in the feature film Happy Feet.