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AMDA Faculty since: 2011
Leslie has an unusually diverse background in performance as a dancer/singer/actor/choreographer and teacher. She is a life-long learner and believes curiosity is a source of inspiration and longevity.
Leslie danced as a soloist with Hubbard Street Dance Company, the Dayton Ballet and for a decade with the Los Angeles Opera. In New York, she acted on Broadway in La Cage Aux Folles and Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews, and in plays Off-Broadway and at Lincoln Center. She continues to perform in musicals, plays and on-camera.
As a choreographer, she has created original work for 3-D Theatricals (Award-winning theatre company in OC), for the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Disney Concert Hall and for AMDA's 2017 production of Little Women.
Leslie has taught dance and musical theatre throughout Southern California and looks forward to sharing her experience, problem-solving strategies and love of the work.
Degrees, Studies and Affiliations
The Shakespeare Lab at the Public Theater, NY Ballet, Modern and Contemporary training, Hubbard Street Dance, Chicago Ballet and Contemporary training, Dayton Ballet