Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Joined OKC Ballet in 2023
Leah Reiter, originally from Kansas City, Missouri, began her training under Rachel Vickrey and Robin Welch in Omaha, Nebraska, at the Heartland Youth Ballet from 2010-2013. She then trained with Racheal Nye at Kansas City Ballet School from 2013-2017. Reiter later joined De Nationale Ballet Academie in Amsterdam and trained with Nathalie Caris, Ernst Meisner, and Grigory Tchitcherine from 2017-2021.
She joined Oklahoma City Ballet as a member of OKCBII in 2021, and was promoted to apprentice for the 2023 season. Her repertoire includes works by Wayne McGregor, Alexander Ekman, Cayetano Soto, George Balanchine, Septime Webre, Gerald Arpino, and Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye. Favorite roles include Echappe Girl in Gerald Arpino’s Birthday Variations, Odette in Swan Lake staged by Racheal Nye after Marius Petipa, and Nymphs in Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye’s The Sleeping Beauty.