leanna rinaldi
ada instructor
Leanna began taking dance classes at Franklin School of Performing Arts until her family relocated to Frisco, Texas. She continued her pre-professional training at Chamberlain Performing Arts under the direction of Kathy Charmberlain. Leanna attended summer intensives at the school of America Ballet and Miami City Ballet School and received a scholarship for the year-round program at MCBS in 2011. She was hired in 2013 and spent 6 seasons with Miami City Ballet. She's danced a diverse repertoire of works by choreographs that include George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Justin Peck, Nacho Duato, Alexei Ratamansky, Paul Taylor, and Twyla Tharp. While dancing with Miami City Ballet she had opportunities to dance on the Koch Theater stage at Lincoln Center in New York City, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and toured to other dance festivals around the world. Leanna relocated to Austin and spent the past season with Ballet Austin dancing roles choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and Stephen Mills.