Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones – 7th Grade dance

Leslie holds an MFA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University and a BFA in Dance and Minor in Music from the University of Central Oklahoma. During college, Leslie performed with UCO’s Kaleidoscope Dance Company across the Midwest and at the Performaticá Festival in Puebla, Mexico. After college she performed with Oklahoma City’s modern and aerial dance company, Perpetual Motion Dance. Leslie’s choreography has been presented at the World AIDS Day ceremony in Oklahoma City, and at the {254} Festival in Texas. Her choreography draws on vivid imagery and narratives to create detailed worlds on stage. Leslie enjoys teaching various levels of modern, improvisation, ballet, jazz, and tap, as well as lecture classes including Dance Appreciation and Dance, Gender, & Culture. Leslie has also served as an adjudicator for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute ballet program and as a Teaching Artist for Oklahoma’s Arts Adventure Summer Camp and Charleston’s SMAART summer program. In 2014, Leslie moved to Charleston, South Carolina to teach dance in public schools. In 2015, she joined the adjunct dance faculty at the College of Charleston. Leslie is also currently on faculty at Dance Moves of Charleston and Ballet Academy of Charleston. In her free time Leslie enjoys spending time with her son, Beau, and practicing yoga.