Performing Artist based in New York City
LEAH OGAWA is a mixed race artist, puppeteer, dramatist, self-detective, and model based in New York City. Raised in Yamanashi, Japan, Leah has worked with puppeteers, artists, and companies including The Metropolitan Opera, Phantom Limb, Dan Hurlin, Tom Lee, Nami Yamamoto, Loco 7, and others. She has performed across the US as well as at the Quay Branly in Paris and across Asia. Leah is a recipient of the Jim Henson Foundation’s workshop grant for her original piece, Growing Not Dying. She was a LMCC Artist-in-Residence at the Arts Center at Governors Island until May 2022 and currently a resident-artist at Five Myles in Brooklyn from Hanne Tierney’s support.