A proud native of Fremont, Ohio; Leigh Anne Albrechta plunged into her ballet training at The Fremont Ballet School and Ballet Theatre of Toledo. Leigh Anne traveled to Torrington, CT to study at The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts. Upon graduating, she began dancing with North Carolina Dance Theatre as a trainee and apprentice earning the opportunity to work with Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Patricia McBride, and Dwight Rhoden. In 2009, Leigh Anne joined Louisville Ballet, performing in such roles as Dawn in Robert Curran’s Coppélia, Spring Fairy in Cinderella, Marie in The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, and soloist in Serge Lifar’s Suite En Blanc, George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, and Kammermusik No.2. Leigh Anne has also enjoyed her time performing and working with former Artistic Director’s Bruce Simpson and Alun Jones; Associate Artist Director Helen Starr; and Choreographers Amy Seiwert, Ma Cong, Val Caniparoli, and Adam Hougland.