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Aisha Lesley Bentham

Aisha Lesley Bentham is an internationally trained artist-scholar, creator and vegan chef from Toronto, Ontario and has earned her BFA Honors Acting degree with a minor in Women and Diaspora Studies from the University of Windsor. Aisha has studied the works of Suzuki, Viewpoints, Laban, Contact, Commedia Dell’Arte and neutral mask and attended the world renowned company Arthaus Berlin(formerly known as LISPA) in Berlin in 2016 where she studied Devising Theatre and Performance with Thomas Prattki. In summer of 2016, she founded a residency for multi-disciplinary artists/creators called RootReach which allowed creators to work in a hybrid environment where they developed solo pieces. Aisha uses media, sound, visuals and props to create and manipulate her performances. In 2020, Aisha completed her MA in Theatre and Performance program at York University where she is investigating the intersections of cooking and Performance. Her love for food, art and lifestyle inspired her to create a vegan food company in 2017, formerly known as HUE Foods but now called choosing.hue, a vegan food and lifestyle brand that inspires vegan meals, offers tips and tools on how to be a more sustainable and aware consumer. Aisha recently joined the TEDx family 2018 and had the opportunity to be a competitor on Season 7 of Amazing Race Canada.