Jamm Leary was born and raised in San Francisco, California and continues to be influenced in all aspects of her life by the need to engineer earthquake resistant infrastructures, buildings as well as water systems, models that are solid in their flexibility. She has lived in Brooklyn, NY for the past eight years, has been assistant to Karole Armitage, assistant to and performer with Sarah Michelson, apprenticed for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, costumed the work of John Jasperse, RoseAnne Spradlin and Anna Sperber, danced for the late Mel Wong, and currently dances for Luciana Achugar, Megan Byrne, Walter Dunderville, Nancy Garcia, Neil Greenberg, and Nancy Meehan. With Rebecca Brooks, she started AUNTS. She choreographs Modern Garage Movement, which tours every summer around the US. The summer 2007 tour was 35 shows in 5 weeks in 17 cities.