A proud native of Fremont, Ohio, Leigh Anne Albrechta started her ballet training at The Fremont Ballet School, Ballet Theatre of Toledo, and later studied at The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts. Upon graduating, she danced with Charlotte Ballet for two years as a trainee and apprentice, earning the opportunity to work with Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Patricia McBride, Mark Diamond, and Dwight Rhoden. In 2009 Leigh Anne joined Louisville Ballet as a trainee and was hired into the company the following season. In her time with Louisville Ballet, she has enjoyed performing a range of classical and contemporary roles. Highlight performances include Juliet in Adam Hougland’s Romeo + Juliet, Aurora in Adam Hougland’s Sleeping Beauty, Valencienne in Ronald Hynd‘s The Merry Widow, Sugar Plum Fairy, Rose, and Marie in Val Caniparoli’s The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, and Andrea Schermoly’s Limbic and Rite of Spring. She has also performed principal roles in Balanchine’s Serenade, Emeralds, and Kammermusik No.2. While at Louisville Ballet, she has been featured in works by Lucas Jervies, Andrea Schermoly, Tim Harbour, and previous Artistic Directors Robert Curran, Bruce Simpson, and Alun Jones. Leigh Anne was selected to dance with the Moving Arts Company in Kansas City and Cincinnati in the summer of 2022. She is extremely grateful for the continued support and generosity of the Louisville community.