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Leah Scholes

Musician

Leah’s diverse work as a musician and performer spans the Australian and international performing arts scene. She is passionate about imagination, delight and pathos, and pursues the integration of visual and physical theatre in her music. She has been working with Chunky Move since 2013, specifically involved as a musician for Countertechnique classes.

Leah is the Artistic Associate of Barking Spider Visual Theatre, and performs regularly with Speak Percussion as well as Symphony Orchestras throughout Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia.  Co-founder of percussion duo The Sound Collectors and theatrical-music duo The Flying Tapirs, Leah has also collaborated with the likes of Polyglot Theatre Company, Strange Fruit, Graeme Leak, The National Insitute of Circus Arts, the Nick Tsiavos Ensemble and Lee Ranaldo.

Leah was awarded the 2009 Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Traveling Fellowship (Music) to study with renowned improviser Fritz Hauser in Basel, Switzerland, and she has also traveled to Senegal, Africa for intensive study of the djembe and sabar drums with master drummer Aly N’Diaye Rose.