Lea Ved is a dancer and choreographer from the USA, currently with Nederlands Dans Theatre. Her years as a professional dancer have ranged from practice in roots of breakdance and hip-hop with Victor Quijada/Rubberbandance group in Montreal, Canada, to performing Mats Ek’s role of Julia in Julia & Romeo with the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm. Since graduating from the Juilliard School in 2013, she has worked both as a freelance artist and repertoire company dancer — creating new work with Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Sharon Eyal, Marina Mascarell, Yoann Bourgeois, most influentially among others — and meanwhile sharing workshops, pursuing creative exchange, and developing as a maker and creator. Her background has lent itself to an evolving process of physical research and creation, pronounced in individual expression and collaboration. Her more notable works have been made on the Small Stage with Göteborgsoperans Danskompani, NDT’s Switch program, and Korzo Theater.