Ezra LeBank is the Head of Movement at California State University, Long Beach. Ezra is a national leader in evolving movement pedagogy, serving as the Director of the AcroYoga Research Institute, the Editor of the Association for Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) periodical ATME NEWS, and presenting regularly at national and international conferences and workshops.
Prior to his current post, he taught movement at several universities including The Juilliard School, The State University of New York at Purchase, Smith College, and The University of Montana, as well as with Pilobolus Dance Theatre, AcroYoga Montreal, AcroYoga Inc., and PUSH Physical Theatre. He has taught yoga, AcroYoga, and partner acrobatics internationally for the past ten years in dozens of studios, universities, and festivals.
As Artistic Director of Curbside, he has toured physical theatre and acrobatic performances to critical acclaim across the United States and Europe. He has directed, choreographed, and performed in theatre, dance, and acrobatics including La MaMa E.T.C., Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, The Talking Band, California Repertory Theatre, Pearl Street Theatre, The Wooster Group, Montana Repertory Theatre, Montana Actors Theatre, New Century Theatre, and Ars Comica, working alongside Bill T. Jones, Julian Boal, Antonio Fava, Ellen Stewart, Paul Zimet, and artists from Cirque de Soleil, Complicite, Pilobolus, Momix, AcroYoga Inc., and many others.
He has published articles on movement, yoga, and physical theatrefor the Journal for Laban Movement Studies, ATME News, The Skinny, and Total Theatre Magazine. He is a Certified Level II AcroYoga Teacher with AcroYoga Montreal, and a Yoga Alliance Certified RYT-500 Yoga Teacher.