Leslie has always loved the performing arts. In her youth, she was a competitive dancer and taught dance at a local dance school in New Jersey. She received an undergraduate degree in Theatre Arts from Marquette University where she participated on and offstage in numerous maintstage and studio productions. Leslie pursued a career as a pediatric physical therapist and currently works for the Clermont County Early Intervention Program. She was excited to return to the arts when her daughter began performing with Acting Up in the Spring of 2016. Since then, she has been able to put her theatre training to use in several Acting Up productions.