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 training and mentoring some of the nation's promising 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 Television Academy's Emmy Awards, 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, and was the Choreographer and Artistic Director of Southern California's professional tap dance companies: Encore Tap Company and Reverb Tap Company.
Through Emmy Nominated Anthony Morigerato's Operation: Tap, Leah's 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, Weinberg Center for the Arts and at the Barclay Theater to name a few. Her choreography has also won First Place/Gold at the International Tap Dance Championships in Germany.
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.