Leslie Dodge

Rehearsal Assistant

BA_headshots_web_2014_15_LeslieDLeslie Dodge began her dance training at a young age in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2010, Leslie graduated with high honors from Butler University with a Bachelor‘s in Dance Pedagogy. For Butler Ballet, Leslie performed many roles in The Nutcracker in addition to the ballets Coppelia, Cinderella, and Antony Tudor’s Dark Elegies. In 2010, she had the honor of dancing the role of Odette in Swan Lake under the direction of Tong Wang. While at Butler, Leslie also taught dance and movement classes for the Butler Community Arts School throughout the Indianapolis area. As part of Ballet Arkansas, Leslie has performed in many works, including the The Nutcracker‘s Sugar Plum Fairy alongside Ballet West’s Beau Pearson, as well as both Odile and Odette in excerpts of Swan Lake. Leslie has also performed in Tom Rudd‘s Mobile as well as being a featured dancer in Peter Zweifel’s Visions From Within and a soloist in Darrell Grand-Moultrie‘s Moultrie’s Spring. In February 2014, she was honored to participate in the Chop Shop Dance Festival in Bellevue, WA in an excerpt of Shayla Bott‘s Instantly Interruptible. Most recently, Leslie has performed in Gerald Arpino’s Birthday Variations, Melody Mennite‘s Ana, and the premiere of Kiyon Gaines’ Bolero. In 2014, she also performed in the St. Louis Spring into Dance festival. Leslie currently teaches Ballet and Modern technique at Shuffles and Ballet II.