Lesya Popil received her BFA from The University of The Arts in 2000 where she was awarded outstanding modern dancer and choreographer. In 2002 she joined Group Motion Dance Company working as a dancer and choreographer. With the company she has had the pleasure of performing and presenting her work in Japan, Poland and Lithuania as well as here in the U.S. Lesya's most rewarding dance experience was to travel to Tunisia with mentor Ruth Andrien "to help heal wounds of estrangement left by the Iraq War" under the direction of the State Department's International Exchange Program. As a dancer Lesya has had the pleasure of working with choreographers such as Henry Danton, Mary Anthony, Akiko Kitamura, Kenshi Nohmi, Silvana Cardell, Sean Curran and Brian Sanders among others. Presently she is collaborating with Sebastienne Mundheim and White Box Theatre in Philadelphia.