Leslie Stevens enjoys wearing a collection of hats as a performing artist, teacher, choreographer and librettist with LA Opera. She has danced in 15 productions on the main stage of the LA Opera since 2000, the most recently The Ghosts of Versailles in Spring 2015.  She is proud of the opportunities to write new pieces commissioned by that Company including Sing-Along Magic Flute, Friedl (prelude to Brundibár), The White Bird of Poston and Then I Stood Up - A Civil Rights Cycle with her creative partner, composer/director Eli Villanueva.  Also a professional actor onstage and on-camera, Ms. Stevens has performed at the Laguna Playhouse, The Geffen Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, the Mark Taper Forum, the Getty Villa, ICT (Long Beach) and the Hollywood Bowl.  On Broadway, she originated the role of Anne in La Cage aux Folles and appeared in Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews.  She’s a proud alum of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the Dayton Ballet and the Shakespeare LAB at The Public Theatre .   Leslie is currently on dance faculty at AMDA LA, The Relativity School and a Guest Teacher at UCLA and UC Irvine.