Leah Merchant

Leah Merchant | Soloist

Leah Merchant is from Mobile, Alabama. She trained at North Carolina School of the Arts, the School of American Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Ms. Merchant joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2007 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2008 and soloist in 2016.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Apollo
  • Coppélia (Prayer)
  • Emeralds
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugar Plum Fairy, Hot Chocolate, Coffee)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania)
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Andrew Bartee
  • arms that work*
Alejandro Cerrudo
  • Little mortal jump
  • Memory Glow*
  • One Thousand Pieces
  • Silent Ghost
Kyle Davis
  • A Dark and Lonely Space*
Ulysses Dove
  • Vespers
Nacho Duato
  • Rassemblement
William Forsythe
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
  • New Suite
  • One Flat Thing, reproduced
Kiyon Gaines
  • Do. Not. Obstruct.*
  • Sum Stravinsky
Marco Goecke
  • Place a Chill*
Ronald Hynd
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Generosity, White Cat)
Jiri Kylian
  • Forgotten Land
  • Petite Mort
  • Sechs Tänze (Six Dances)
Jessica Lang
  • The Calling
  • Her Door to the Sky
Benjamin Millepied
  • 3 Movements*
  • Appassionata
Mark Morris
  • Kammermusik No. 3
Matthew Neenan
  • Bacchus*
Justin Peck
  • Debonair*
Miles Pertl
  • Wash of Gray*
Crystal Pite
  • Emergence
  • Plot Point
Victor Quijada
  • Mating Theory*
  • Suspension of Disbelief
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Pictures at an Exhibition
Jerome Robbins
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • West Side Story Suite
Eva Stone
  • F O I L*
Kent Stowell
  • Carmina Burana
  • Cinderella (Godmother, Winter)
  • Nutcracker (Peacock)
  • Swan Lake (Queen Mother, Spanish Dance)
Susan Stroman
  • TAKE FIVE…More or Less
Price Suddarth
  • Signature
Twyla Tharp
  • In the Upper Room
  • Nine Sinatra Songs
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Tide Harmonic
Robyn Mineko Williams
  • The Trees The Trees*

* Originated role