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, 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 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, Artistic Director Robert Curran, and previous Artistic Directors, Bruce Simpson and Alun Jones. In the summer of 2022, Leigh Anne was selected to perform in the Moving Arts Company alongside dancers from Kansas City Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet under the artistic direction of Cervilio Amador and Logan Pachciarz.