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Leslie Ann Larson - Ballet Mistress, Central West Ballet, California

A Ballet Mistress with versatility and high standards, Leslie Ann Larson has set works and full lengths such as Romeo & Juliet, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Les Sylphides, The Nutcracker, Coppélia, Swan Lake Act II, a new version of The Red Shoes and other works such as 1001 Nights, Existence, House of Folk, Of Faeries and Elves, A Ballet for Marie, Festive Overture, Canvas Emotions and Nature's Rite.

Ms. Larson received excellence in training from Fleming Halby (Royal Danish Ballet), Charles Bennett (American Ballet Theatre), with the great Flamenco Artist Sara De Luis and with Francesca Corkle and Trinette Singleton (The Joffrey Ballet). In her dancing career, Ms. Larson distinguished herself in Leonide Massine's La Boutique Fantasque, Antony Tudor's The Lilac Garden, Agnes De Mille's Fall River Legend, Kurt Joos' The Green Table and Bronislava Nijinska's Les Noces and Les Biches (Oakland Ballet under Ronn Guidi), as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, the Lead in Antony Tudor's The Leaves are Fading, The First Sylph in Peter Schaufuss' La Sylphide, Adele in Ronald Hynd's Rosalinda, in Balanchine's Who Cares?, The Four Temperaments and Western Symphony, in Hans Van Manen's Polish Pieces, Val Caniparoli's Lambarena and Book of Alleged Dances, Christopher Bruce's Ghost Dances, and as The Roasted Swan in John Butler's Carmina Burana (Ballet West under directors John Hart CBE and Jonas Kåge).