7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

DSL Advanced Jazz/Horton Fusion with Leonora Stapleton

The Dance Studio Leeds (Mill 6, First Floor, Mabgate Mills, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7SW, GB)
(Mill 6, First Floor, Mabgate Mills, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7SW, GB)
Jess Cooper

About Leonora:
Leonora Stapleton was a professional dancer for over twenty years. Most of career as a performing artist took place in America, where she had completed her dance training. Leonora, who is originally from Leeds, had great fortune
to study at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre and Dance Theatre of Harlem. She even had the opportunity to do a workshop with Alvin Ailey. She has performed with Contemporary, Ballet, and African dance companies, as
part of her extensive background in dance. Leonora has toured many countries and performed with companies such as Donald Byrd the Group, Jubilation!, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Leonora became keenly interested in Musical Theatre when Disney’s production of The Lion King opened on Broadway. In 2000, she was invited to become a dancer in the show and later became part of the management team in New York and then in the Netherlands. After leaving the show she went on to become an Associate Choreographer for Disney’s musical Tarzan,which has been performed on Broadway, the Netherlands and Germany. Leonora has studied in education and was successful in achieving an MA in Leadership and Management, as well as a Certificate in Education. She is currently a freelance dance teacher and involved in managing dance projects.