A proud native of Fremont, Ohio, Leigh Anne Albrechta started her ballet training at The Fremont Ballet School and Ballet Theatre of Toledo. She then 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 and has enjoyed performing roles and ballets such as Juliet in Adam Hougland’s Romeo + Juliet, Valencienne in Ronald Hynd‘s The Merry Widow, Dawn in Robert Curran’s Coppélia, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Marie in The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, Lucas Jervies’ Firebird and Human Abstract, and Waltz Girl in George Balanchine’s Serenade. Leigh Anne has also enjoyed her time performing and working with former Artistic Director Bruce Simpson and choreographers Andrea Schermoly, Ma Cong, Amy Seiwert, and Val Caniparoli.