Brooke Leifso

Field of Practice:

Aural & Physical


Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Edmonton, Canada


2023, 2022, 2023


Jan 2024 - Aug 2024

Born September 1986 in Ontario/Canada.

She is a disabled/Crip 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/theatre artist.

Brooke also works as a Research Chair for Workplace Inclusion and Accessibility at NorQuest College (Edmonton/Canada). Her research and consultancy focuses the realms of Canadian theatre audience accessibility, post–secondary, disability and employment.

Brooke has a MA in Expressive Art – Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding from the Swiss-based European Graduate School, completing her thesis in 2019.

Important and Recent artistic projects include: How to Let Go to Come Back Together (2022), an arts-based research artists in residency, Dwelling (2017) a durational performance piece, The Moon at Midnight (2016/2017), 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 labour.