Justin Leaf

Justin Leaf is a performance artist, choreographer and dance teacher. He received his BFA in 2001 from the Juilliard School in Dance Performance. In 2002, he moved to Minneapolis to dance with James Sewell Ballet. In 2008, he joined Minnesota Dance Theatre. In January of 2009, Justin created his own performance company, Junkyard Theater, which has presented several new works for the cabaret stage, most recently “Bedroom Eyes” as part of the 2010 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Justin has been awarded the 2001 Zaraspe Prize for Outstanding Choreography, a 2007 SAGE Award for Best Performance, and a 2009 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Dancers, funded by the McKnight Foundation and administered by the Southern Theater. www.justinleaf.com Photo credit: Brad Rolfs

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