Lea Ved

Lea Ved

i am inside a humble creative life here, with all its rewards and challenges.  i hold sacred the privilege to live this. to feel purpose through an art form; as daily practice, as ritual — for self, for community.  the heart of what keeps me showing up in the honest work it takes to dance, to choreograph, to perform.  for this, i know depth, possibility, fear, courage, aliveness.  keeps me damn humbled that’s for sure. also keeps me dreaming. i hold these gifts close. perhaps they are a sort of heartbeat of hope in the large disorder of life and world. – Lea


Date of Birth
9 april 1991

Place of Birth
California, U.S.A.

Filipina/Indian American

The Juilliard School

Professional experience
The Juilliard Dance Ensemble (2009-2013)
RUBBERBANDance Group (August 2013 – July 2016)
Royal Swedish Ballet (August 2016 – June 2018)
NDT 1 since August 2018

Nominations & Awards
Rotterdam International Duet Dance Competition, Club Guy & Roni Partner Award 2021
Selected choreographer of Royal Swedish Ballet for Sweden’s National Collaboration 2018
Choreographic Nominee for Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative 2015
Choreographic Honors, The Juilliard School 2013
Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship Recipient 2012

of lost and wild roses, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani; premiere May 2022, Gothenburg, Sweden
darling we’re nowhere but here, Korzo Theater; premiere November 2020, The Hague, Netherlands
these parts we cannot hold, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani; premiere April 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden
the body of deepening inquiry, The Royal Swedish Ballet Collective; premiere April 2017, Stockholm, Sweden
NDT’s Switch creations: where i wait, i roam, 2021. the moon pulls the sea, 2020. something blooms, 2019

In 'Kunstkamer' (2019) by Sol León, Crystal Pite, Marco Goecke, Paul Lightfoot. Photo: Rahi Rezvani.