Leisa Prowd

Dancer, Performance Artist, Performer, Presenter
  • Pronouns: She/Them
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Age Range: 48 – 58
  • Eye Colour: Green
  • Hair colour: Blonde


Leisa is a dancer, performance artist and life model based in Melbourne. Her main interests lie in pedestrian movement, Butoh, contact improvisation, and exploring the uniqueness of her own body in relation to space and other bodies. 

Leisa has been a member of Weave Movement Theatre and Rawcus Theatre Company for a number of years and has performed in numerous short films, festivals and theatre productions both locally and internationally. 

In November 2021, Leisa travelled to Germany to work with Hodworks at Theatre Bremen to create a new work with an inclusive and diverse ensemble. 

In early 2021, Loom secured an exhibition of Leisa’s dance film, “I Am Not This Body” as part of the Centre for Projection Arts, A Strange Space. Loom is currently assisting Leisa to pursue funding to develop a series of works which investigate her relationship to her own body and the concept of bodily “normality”.


Watch Leisa on ABC’s Creating Change

Read ABC article ‘How Leisa Prowd is putting dwarfism and disability in the spotlight through her art’

Watch Leisa’s interview with Peter Dinklage and Hugh Jackman

Image Description: A photo of a woman of short stature with her light hair pulled back into a ponytail. She wears a tan coloured fitted singlet and shorts, and sits in front of multiple mirrors reflecting the back of her. She is staring at a lipstick which she holds in the air with both hands.