Leah Simpson has an incredible story that is not finished.
It started in Atlanta Georgia at the age of three. Leah attended Pine Forest Elementary School of the Arts from the 3rd Grade until 5th. Continued on to Lavilla School of the Arts in Jacksonville Florida and she Graduated from the Governor's School for the Arts in Norfolk VA.
Leah studied under the instruction of Mark Spivak, and at Baggs Studio of Ballet with Debbie Rankin in Jacksonville Florida, Ana Maria Martinez at Virginia Beach Ballet Academy, Ricardo Melendez Virginia Ballet Theatre in Norfolk Virginia.
Leah's Mentor is Misty Copeland, Soloist of American Ballet Theatre in New York City.
Leah has studied all forms of dance from Contemporary Ballet, Jazz, Character, Modern, but she realized at the age of 13 that she solely wanted to pursue Classical Ballet.
Leah received a full scholarship to the University of Hartford to study Ballet Pedagogy. Unfortunatley, Leah was seriously injured and is unable to perform at the moment, but with her love of Ballet she wanted to give back and share her knowledge and love for classical ballet to young aspiring ballet dancers. Leah is 20 years old and is currently enrolled at Jacksonville University.
Throughout Leah's ballet training she has performed in various Ballet's. She performed with in the Community Nutcracker of Jacksonville as "Party Girl" for two years, at the age of 10 to 11 "Spanish" & "Snow" at the age of 14, the Bolshoi Ballet in the Nutcracker age 13. She was a Trainee at the age of 15 with the Virginia Ballet Theatre where she performed with the Virginia Symphony and the "Graduation Ball" She's performed "Coppelia" and La Bayadre".
Leah's focus is Classical Ballet Training, she wants to encourage, inspire young ballet dancers. She wants to take them to the next level.
Leah wants to leave a legacy and impact on her community.