Leslie began her training with Mr. Jazz – Gus Giordono in Chicago and has continued studies in New York City with David Howard, Finis Jhung, and Ted Kivitt. As a teacher and adjudicator, Leslie travels through out the United States teaching master classes in ballet technique. Her skills as a judge are highly sought with many national competitions. Leslie teaches ballet classes at multiple local studios and is a favorite among teachers and studens for her “down to earth” teaching approach and positive attitude. She brings joy and enthusiasm to learning ballet. Many of Leslie’s students have been accepted to professional dance companies and have received scholarships as dance majors all over the country. Many of her students have gone on to become teachers or professional performers. We are lucky to have her on staff her at Northland.