Performers

Leah Curran

Leah was born in Devils Lake, North Dakota. She attended the University of Montana where she received a B.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography, as well as a B.S. in Finance. She moved to the Bay Area in January of 2007, and has since performed with the Pfeifle Dance Project, Aura Fischbeck Dance, The Riley Project, and Gretchen Garnett & Dancers. In her “other” life, Leah works full time for a mutual fund management company, Capital Group, and serves on the Board of Directors of Push Dance Company.

Andi Clegg

Andi, a Chicago native, moved to the Bay Area in February of 2007. She created Shifting Forces Productions with Ashley Burnett, and produced “In The Container” with the help of the Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grant. Prior to moving to the west coast, Andi lived in New York working with amazing artists such as Alexandra Beller/Dances, Amber Sloan, Darrin Wright and Kitterbox Dance Company. Andi presently teaches at San Francisco GYROTONIC, and is excited to join The Riley Project.

Andrew Ward

Andrew grew up in Berkeley, California. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2007 with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. He now lives in San Francisco where he has danced with Joe Goode Performance Group, Kathleen Hermesdorf/Motionlab, and Scott Wells and Dancers.

Caroline Alexander

Caroline was born and raised in San Francisco. She received a degree in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley. In addition to working with Leigh Riley, Caroline dances with Palanza Dance Company, Elizabeth McSurdy and has performed as a guest artist with the Joe Goode Performance Group.

Jennifer Bennett-Mansur

Jenny  received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts. She had the opportunity to perform works by Robert Battle, Fritha Pengelly, Terese Freedman, Trisha Brown, and Doug Varone. Jenny has been working as a teacher/ choreographer in Massachusetts and Chicago. She has recently moved to the Bay Area to continue choreographing and performing.

Stacey Swan

Stacey received her BA in Dance at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she was awarded the Chancellor’s Talent Award in Dance. She then lived in Boston, and performed with Tandem Dance Company, Kelly Donovan and Dancers, and in her own work. She moved to the Bay Area in 2008 and is a teacher of creative movement and yoga. In addition to working with the Riley Project, she is also currently working with the Minna Harri Experience Set and collaborating with Jenny Bennett.