Leïla Ka began her journey as a dance artist with urban dances which she quickly crossed with other influences. Having performed in Maguy Marin’s May B, she draws from this experience a danced theatricality that she integrates into her choreographic research.
She started choreographing in 2018 when she premiered her first solo, Pode Ser, awarded five times internationally and performed more than 140 times since its creation. She has also created a duet C’est toi qu’on adore (2020) and a second solo piece To cut loose (2022).
Leïla is now an associate artist at CENTQUATRE-PARIS, at La Garance – scène nationale de Cavaillon, in long-term residence at Espace 1789 and she is accompanied by the Tremplin network (support for emerging choreographers).
In 2022, she received the Choreographic Revelation Award from the Syndicats de la critique with To cut loose and with Bouffées, a short piece for five dancers, she won the first prize at the international competition Danse Élargie of Théâtre de la Ville de Paris. She is currently working on a longer version of Bouffées, which will be her first full length piece and will be premiered in November 2023.