Originally from Michigan, Leslie is a former USA gymnast, NCAA national floor champion at the University of Georgia, and acrobat and trapeze artist with Cirque du Soleil. Leslie began practicing Pilates when she joined the circus in 1998 and discovered how Pilates helped offset the multiple injuries associated with the nature of gymnastics and circus. After her career at Cirque du Soleil, she obtained her certification as a Pilates teacher in 2010. Since then, she has taught in several studios, given several workshops and presented at regional conferences and gymnastics performance camps in Quebec and United States.
Over the past 12 years she has coached and worked with world class athletes and Olympians from around the world. She aspires to help each unique body achieve its ultimate goals, to increase body awareness, by incorporating its teachings into her workouts and daily life.