Leah Hofmann grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, attending Lafayette High School, followed by achieving a Bachelors of Health Sciences and Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Missouri-Columbia. While pursing her education, she continued her study of theater and dance through Stephens College and Columbia Performing Arts Center. Following graduation, Leah bought her one-way ticket to New York City where she continues to live full-time. She currently explores multiple mediums in the performing arts and strives to create new avenues in storytelling.
After performing several seasons at the Muny Opera of St. Louis and the Ogunquit Playhouse, Leah performed as a Radio City Rockette at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for three years. Leah completed her first national tour in Young Frankenstein, directed/choreographer by the acclaimed Susan Stroman. Leah continued working under Stroman's direction in Big Fish on Broadway and then again in The Merry Widow, which also marked Leah's Metropolitan Opera debut. Leah expanded her resume as she performed internationally in two productions at the Salzburger Festspiele in Salzburg, Austria under the direction of Julian Crouch and Sven-Eric Bechtolf.
Leah found her love of puppetry through her Broadway debut experience as a puppeteer in War Horse at Lincoln Center. She continues to develop her skills in puppet building under the guidance of Julian Crouch and AchesonWalsh Studio in New York City.
In addition to her performing career, Leah is an Etch A Sketch Artist. Check out her work and upcoming events at www.etchysketchyart.com.
Leah thanks her parents, her animator-brother David, her agent Judy Boals, and all of her mentors and peers for their willingness to share their immense talent.