Leah Cherniak is a director, actor and teacher. She is the co-founder, along with Martha Ross, of Common Boots Theatre in Toronto. The company has created more than 30 new plays and has an excellent reputation for innovative productions of classics. Leah studied theatre at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She teaches an intensive clown course for the Ryerson Theatre acting program and the Soulpepper Academy, where she is a resident artist. Leah is also an instructor of directing at the University of Toronto.