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Starlight Express Credits

London - 1998-99 - Swing

London - 1999-00 - Swing

London - 2000-01 - Dinah

UK Tour - 2006-07 - Swing, Assistant Choreographer

Biography (2006)

Leyla was born in Kent and trained at the Dance Consortium and Laine Theare Arts.

Theatre credits include: Demeter in Cats (UK and international tour), Amber in Instant Celebrity... Just Add Water (Freedom, London), Angie in Summer Holiday (UK tour), Anita in West6 Side Story (Leicester, Haymarket), Roxie Hart and Mama in Chicago (UK tour), understudy Lidochika in Paradise Moscow for Opera North (Sadlers Wells and tour), Dinah - the Dining Car in Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria Theatre, London), Rhythms of the Celts (Waterfront Hall, Belfast), Shehallion (New Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow), and Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood (Wimbledon Theatre). Leyla has also performed in summer seasons in Derby and Pembrokeshire.

Television and film credits include: Blue Peter (BBC1), My Kind of Music (LWT), Loaded magazine's calendar launch (Channel 5) an advert for Microsoft and the film Julie and the Cadillacs (Channel 4 productions).

She has taught many theatre workshops and has participated in promotions and television appearances for musicals throughout the country, and is also the choreographer and assistant director for S4K's current production of Romeo and Juliet.

Leyla is thrilled to be back on her skates for this production of Starlight Express.