My creative nurturing began at home amidst vibrant artistic characters that I referred to as mama, aunt, nunna, uncle, pa – generations of creative forces, musicians & visual artists who favored stretching over status quo, lending to a unique childhood in small town inSouth Carolina. We were encouraged to be expressive, curious, individual and voiced. It came as no surprise to my mother when she would once again be summoned in to discuss, “What are we going to do about our Leanne”?  

My family fed my hunger as an actor and led me to New York with a one-way ticket in hand the day after slipping that final paper under my professor’s door…in the wee morning hours…having slept two days in the university’s library.

In the time spent making this city my home, I have cultivated my craft studying under William Esper & Maggie Flanigan, collaborated with many writers & directors on new works, co-wrote and produced my first short film, created my Pilates business, continued to serve as a representative for a United Nations NGO, and became a mom…to an expressive, curious, individual and voiced toddler.   

I am fascinated by what lies in the cracks and gravitate towards innovative thinkers.  Let’s go dance to the bum notes of a muted trumpet and see what we can bring to life.