Flamenco dancer Leilah Broukhim was born in New York of Sephardic Iranian parents, although she has been based in Spain for almost fifteen years. Her professional career took off with the two most important flamenco dance companies of the USA: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana and María Benítez Teatro Flamenco. Leilah has performed in the principal tablaos of Spain, including Casa Patas, El Corral de la Morería, El Café de Chinitas, Las Carboneras, Las Brujas and El Cordobés. She formed part of such companies as Rafael Amargo, Paco Peña and Javier Barón.
In 2006, she traveled to Japan where she taught classes and performed in the esteemed Sala Andaluza in Tokyo. Leilah is also the protagonist of Casa Sefarad-Israel’s official promotional video. In 2009, she was a guest artist in Gomaespuma’s 10th Festival Flamenco Pa’tos, sharing the stage with Marina Heredia, Carmen Linares and Eva la Yerbabuena. In 2010, she performed in the XVII Jornadas Flamencas de la Fortuna-Silla de Oro. In 2011, Leilah premiered her show Dejando Huellas (Traces) at the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow and presented it again in Paris at the Museum of Art and History of Judaism, in New York as part of the Flamenco Festival USA 2012 and in Madrid in the 2014 Suma Flamenca Festival. This year, Leilah premiered her new show Embuja in the XI Festival Flamenco de Torrelodones in tribute to Paco de Lucía.