Leah Tilney aka
Leah Tilney aka B-girl Flix founded Elements Collective 6 years ago with the mission to authentically represent hip-hop culture in Brisbane. As one of the few representing b-girls in Australia Leah has always been determined to push the limits of hip-hop dance culture, which was once very male dominated. Leah is a well sort after dancer, teacher and choreographer, and has worked widely throughout Australia and overseas, both performing and teaching.
Leah won the Australian Battle of the Year Qualifierin 2016 followed by the Pacific B.O.T.Y Qualifiers in NZ’s 2vs2 B-girl competition and went on to represent Australia in Germany at the World Finals. In 2012 she also won the Australian We B*Girlz Battle with her partner Sammy “Tinylocks” to then compete in the world finals in France. Previously she has also won the B-girl battle at the 2005 Oz B-boy Championships and the 2005/06/07 Return of the B-girl Competitions ranking her as one of Australia’s leading B-girls.
Leah is a competing member of iconic Australian breakdance crew Skill@Will and is the only female member.
She was also a performer and collaborating artist for Stalker Theatre’s (SYD) productions Elevate and Stilt Break, which successfully toured internationally throughout 2008-2012.
Leah is quite involved in all aspects of performance including stage, television and film. Her credit list is longer than your arm, but to give you a few examples Leah has performed alongside the acts of Grand Master Flash, Africa Bambaataa, Guru, Method Man, Redman, Ying Yang Twins, Hilltop Hoods, Resin Dogs, Jade Macrae, Digital Primate and many more. As well as featuring at festivals such as Big Day Out 04/05/06/07, Platform 1 & 2 (Syd), Woodford Folk Festival, Sydney Festival, Utopian Dream 09/2010, Hoopla 09/2010, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and countless European Festivals over 08/09.
Leah has recently added director and producing to her skills list having received Australia Council Funding for a development of her new Hip-hop Dance Theatre Work M.I.N.D.E.D. This new work premiered at the Adelaide Fringe festival in 2017 and won the BankSA Best Dance Award & the Weekly Best Dance Award of the fringe and is set to tour in 2018.