Born in Ontario/Canada in 1986.
Brooke Leifso is an artist, academic and expressive arts practitioner. She has made artwork with youth, disability communities, communities in conflict and professionally through collective creation and as a solo performance/theater artist. Leifso is also an applied researcher focusing on theater accessibility for Canadian audiences, post-secondary education, disability and employment, as well as working as an accessibility consultant for Canadian theaters and festivals.
Leifso has an MA in Expressive Art – Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding from the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee/Switzerland and completed her thesis in 2019.
Important and recent artistic projects include How to Let Go to Come Back Together (2022), an arts- and research-based residency project, Dwelling (2017) a durational performance piece and The Moon at Midnight (2016/2017), a performance for the Canadian Prairie Dance Circuit.
During her residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude, she will focus on creating an arts-based research performance exploring the relationship between artists, income and labor.