Leah Scholes


Leah Scholes


Leah’s diverse work as a musician and performer spans the Australian and international performing arts scene. She is passionate about imagination, delight and pathos, and pursues the integration of visual and physical theatre in her work.

Leah is the Artistic Associate of Barking Spider Visual Theatre. She is co-founder of the Sound Collectors (percussion duo) and the Flying Tapirs (theatrical-music duo), and has been a member of Speak percussion since 2008. Leah has collaborated with numerous artists and organisations, including Chunky Move, Polyglot Theatre Company, the National Institute of Circus Arts, Strange Fruit, Synergy Percussion, Graeme Leak, Lee Ronaldo and the Nick Tsiavos Ensemble, and also appears regularly with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia.

In 2009 she was awarded the Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship (Music) to study with renowned improviser Fritz Hauser in Basel, Switzerland. She has also travelled to Senegal, Africa, for intensive study of the djembe and sabar drums with master drummer Aly N’Diaye Rose