A native of Southern California, Leah Silva is a sought out International Dance Adjudicator and Instructor, Award-Winning Choreographer, Artistic Director, Producer and Critically Acclaimed Performer.
Leah is well known for her enthusiastic and technique driven teaching style as well as for her expressive, impactful and dynamic choreography. Leah is also recognized for teaching and mentoring some of the nation's elite and up and coming young tap dance artists. Featured in various publications such as Dance Teacher Magazine, some of Leah’s credits and accomplishments include choreographing for the EMMY Award's Governors Balls, performances for Mattel Toys, vocal and dance performances for American Idol top finalists, was the featured pre-show entertainment for Broadway’s hit touring show- 42ND Street, choreography for Nestle international dance campaigns, appearances on national television shows, international performances with Tap Music Project and was the Choreographer and Artistic Director of Southern California's professional tap dance companies: Encore Tap Company and Reverb Tap Company.
Out of many submissions from all over the nation, Leah was the winner of Operation: Tap's Choreographer Challenge where her dance film "Forever" was screened in New York at the Symphony Space. Leah’s hit and award-winning choreography has also been featured across the U.S. at acclaimed film festivals, prestigious venues, dance concerts, and events such as the acclaimed Newport Beach Film Festival (Official Selection), Angel Stadium, Beverly Hills Wilshire Hotel, AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, TX, University of D.C., Tempe Center for the Arts Theater, Weinberg Center for the Arts and at the Barclay Theater to name a few.
Leah’s most recent projects include being the Founder and Artistic Director of Reverb Production Company which is also comprised of acclaimed pre-professional and youth tap companies. Her companies have performed across the United States and have become recognized for their various production pieces which combines dance and film, in which they became a 2018 Official Selection for the renowned Newport Beach Film Festival. Leah is also the Founder and Director of the Orange County Tap Festival- a fulfilling tap dance festival where dancers from all over the world come to study and network.