Leah Elliott grew up on the Kaibab Plateau of northern Arizona. In her formative years, she developed a love of landscapes and language. Her work today focuses on awakening to and connecting with the sacred within ourselves, each other, and our world. She nurtures this process through the mediums of poetry and language, body and movement, music and sound, and the Earth and nature. During a seven-year sojourn on the Northern Plains, she completed B.A. and M.M. degrees in music at North Dakota State University. Leah currently lives with her partner, children, and stepchildren among the forests, hills, and streams of central North Carolina, and teaches English as a Second Language at a community college.