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J & J Hip Hop Dance & Performing Arts Company
Instructor & Musical Theater Director
Leslie Smith received her Bachelor of Arts in 1985 at the University of The Pacific in Stockton, California. She has always had a passion for the arts and for using her gifts to inspire anyone and everyone to achieve their greater potential. Leslie has extensive training in Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Tap, West African, and Musical Theater. In 1987 Leslie joined Garth Fagan Dance Company, in Rochester New York as a member of the company and had the privilege of traveling throughout the U.S. presenting, and demoing, along with conducting master classes and concerts in high schools, colleges, universities, and New York City theaters. She further had the privilege of performing at annual city concerts at the Joyce Theater in Manhattan. Leslie continued to use her talents throughout the years in local churches, dance schools and universities. Along the way Leslie obtained her Masters in Fine Arts, and most recently graduated from Charis Bible College. Her experience is extensive and brings levels of skill and insight to our company. She is looking forward to immersing herself in all she can at J & J and helping us build skilled, inspirational, and powerful performers.