"Leah put me at ease while building confidence in my own abilities. She's a beautiful dancer and a compassionate teacher." 

— Gayle Podrabsky, Seattle

Leah Vendl is an improviser, dance adventurer, and organizing member of Recess Productions who has taught at blues and fusion dance events across the US, in the UK, Italy and in France. Leah uses she/her/hers pronouns. She has been dancing since she had someone to dance with but fell in love with social partner dancing  10 years ago. She believes social dance can empower a diversity of voices and bodies and teaches a role-fluid, consent-focused dance practice. 

Leah has a background in contemporary dance, improvisation and solo movement. Contact her about teaching blues dancing, solo blues movement, and consent practices in partner dancing.


"Leah's sets are a deep celebration of SELF. Get on the dance floor, express who you truly are, and settle into the deepest groove your body can find."

— Mr. Moo / Milo Walker-Hayden, Portland

"I just re-listened to your set on the way home. I feel rejuvenated. My soul is ready to sleep so it can breathe in tomorrow's fullest. The world is so lucky to have your ears."


"Your DJing is deeply emotional and makes me move."

— Christopher Moorefield, Eugene, OR

"Your sets remind me of everything that is beautiful in the world."

— Andrew gabler, Seattle 

Leah started DJing for house parties in Seattle and Tacoma in 2010 and has since DJ'd at blues and fusion events across the US, in Paris, London, Spain and Italy. She particularly loves taking the room for a seamless ride, transporting dancers from a funky polyrhythmic party to tender acoustic moments. Her sets have been described as liquid, chewy, and gosh-darn luscious. Heart-opening, uplifting experiences of finding your deepest groove are commonplace while Leah’s at the helm.