Welcome to my website! My name is Leila Bakhtali and I am a dance artist working throughout Europe as a performer, choreographer and teacher. I have performed various works from many different choreographers such as Wagner Moreira, Jorge Crecis, Siobhan Davies, Hofesh Shechter and Emanuel Gat and worked with companies such as Scottish Dance Theatre and wee dance company/Gerhart Hauptmann Theatre Görlitz.
Recently I joined the ensemble of the German Theater Ulm where I perform works by Roberto Scafati and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano. Alongside my commitment in Ulm, I am performing MAPPAMONDO, a dance and music performance for children aged 2+ by Dadodans (Gaia Gonelli), and ZWEI GIRAFFEN TANZEN TANGO, a dance theatre piece by steptext dance project Bremen (Helge Letonja).
Besides performing I choreograph my own work, most recently shown in the collaboration with Ishtar Bakhtali who is a singer and voice artist. I also enjoy teaching company classes and professional training in the German freelance scene and I am currently finalising my study to become a certified Vinyasa yoga teacher.
As my life and my work, this website is a contineous work in progress. Looking forward to welcome you here again.
picture by Eva van't Loo