Dance

Anelise Leishman | Curriculum Vitae

TEACHING

  • 2021–Present: Ballet Instructor, Project Move, Centerville, UT.
    • Providing teenage and pre-teen dancers with a strong technical base in ballet through weekly technique and pointe classes.
  • 2018: Private Coach, Self-employed.
    • Taught individual ballet lessons to a classmate over the course of Summer term at BYU.
  • 2016: Guest Teacher, BYU Ballet Club.
    • Taught open ballet classes for dance students to take for extra credit.
  • 2009–2010: Teaching Assistant, Boston Ballet Metrowest Campus.
    • Assisted teachers with younger levels twice a week by demonstrating exercises and helping to make corrections.

EDUCATION

  • 2014–16, 2017–20: Department of Dance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.
    • Minor in Ballet; 4 years on BYU’s top ballet performing company.
    • Relevant Coursework: Methods of Teaching Ballet, Ballet Technique, Reformer Pilates.
  • 2010–2014: The Brookline Ballet School, Brookline, MA.
  • 2013: Eglevsky Ballet Summer Intensive, Bethpage, NY.
  • 2010–2012: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet 5-Week Summer Intensive, Carlisle, PA.
  • 2004–2010: Boston Ballet School, Metrowest Campus, Newton, MA.
  • 2009: Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program (SDP), Boston, MA.
  • 2001–2004: Boston Ballet School, South Shore Campus, Norwell, MA.
  • 1998–2001: Carver Dance Center, Carver, MA.

SELECTED PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

  • 2014–15, 2017–20: Company Member, BYU Theatre Ballet, Provo, UT.
    • Performed on campus, on tour throughout the United States, and in festivals such as RDA, ACDA, and The Ballet Alliance.
    • Notable roles: George Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet, Gerald Arpino’s Reflections, August Bournonville’s Flower Festival in Genzano Pas de Deux, Princess Florine in Bluebird Pas de Deux in Sleeping Beauty, Mazurka in Swan Lake, and Vitality Fairy from Sleeping Beauty.
  • 2010–2014: Student Performer, The Brookline Ballet School, Brookline, MA.
    • Performed in school productions and in award-winning ensemble pieces at Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Northeast Regional Semifinals.
    • Notable roles: excerpts from Le Corsaire; “Friends Dance” from Act 1 of Sleeping Beauty; “Kitri’s Friends” from Don Quixote; “Friends Dance” and “Dance of the Hours” from Coppélia, excerpts from William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated; and Snow, Spanish, Marzipan, Russian, and Flowers in The Nutcracker.
  • 2010–2011: Guest Performer, José Mateo Ballet Theatre, Cambridge, MA.
    • Performed student and company roles in The Nutcracker, including Sugar Plum Attendant.
  • 2003–2010: Professional Student Performer, Boston Ballet, Boston, MA.
    • Performed various children’s roles in professional productions such as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and a credited dance role in Disney’s 2007 film The Game Plan.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

  • 2020–2021: Writer/Editor, BYU Department of Dance.
    • Completed administrative and writing/editing projects for the department and the Ballet Area, including department surveys and rank and status assessments/materials. Assisted faculty with CVs, dossiers, course learning outcomes, and curricula.
  • 2016: Sales Associate, Dance Works, Provo, UT.
    • Used my background in ballet to help Utah Valley dancers and their parents with their dancewear needs. Fitted customers in shoes for all styles of dance, including pointe.
  • 2013–2015: Seasonal Sales Associate, CAPEZIO Boston, Wellesley, MA.
    • Fitted customers in shoes and dancewear, recommended products, handled customer transactions, managed inventory, and completed organizational projects.
  • 2008–2009: “Ballerina Birthday Party” Performer, Self-employed.
    • Taught basic ballet steps and story ballets at local children’s birthday parties in Massachusetts.

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