Leah Terada (she/her)
Current dancer at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Leah Terada grew up in Dallas, Texas where she split her extracurricular focus between ballet training and competitive Springboard diving. Leah studied dance at the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, School of American Ballet, and Royal Danish Ballet. She has choreographed for the Professional Division dancers at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School as well as students at the School of American Ballet and Contemporary Ballet Dallas. Aside from Pacific Northwest Ballet’s regular season, Leah has recently danced in works presented by the Seattle International Dance Festival, Seattle Dance Collective, Tacoma Performing Arts Center, Kirkland Performance Center, and Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park. Not one to sit around, Leah most values the time when she's on the move: walking, running, biking, swimming, and dancing. Her interests in movement and creative language informs her work as a dancer and choreographer.
Julia Y. James (she/her)
Julia Y. James is a Seattle based movement artist. She graduated with Interdisciplinary Honors from the University of Washington and received a Bachelor of Arts with majors in dance and psychology. While studying, Julia performed works with the Stone Dance Collective, Chamber Dance Company, and the UW Department of Dance. Julia began dancing with the Pacific Northwest Ballet School and trained closely with Roberto Muñoz in the summers. Currently, she works in the finance industry and is studying to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.
Jordan Miller currently works as a freelance dancer, choreographer and pilates instructor in New York City. Originally from Fort Wayne, IN, Jordan moved to New York in 2011 to train at the School of American Ballet, and, two years later, went on to dance as an apprentice with the New York City Ballet. Since then, Jordan has led an abundant freelance career, working with a variety of choreographers and companies such as Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Gleich Dances, Indelible Dance, The Ashley Bouder Project, Claudia Schreier & Company, Caili Quan, Gabrielle Lamb and more. In 2016, she co-founded contemporary ballet company konverjdans (converge/dance) with fellow dancer/creators Tiffany Mangulabnan and Amy Saunder. Jordan has choreographed and directed several works for the company, for both stage and screen, including experimental shorts Falling Dreams (2021) and Windowsill (2020), the latter of which was an official selection of the 2021 Berlin Indie Film Festival.