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Leslie Woodies

Ballet; Musical Theater Faculty | Choreography for Musical Theater

Leslie Woodies worked with Michael Bennett as CASSIE in the Pultizer Prize-winning New York Shakespeare Festival Production of A Chorus Line. She covered Natalia Makarova and Dina Merrill in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of On Your Toes, under the direction of George Abbott, and played FLO in the west coast premiere of The Mystery of Edwin Drood with George Rose and Karen Morrow. Additionally, Woodies created the role of KATHLEEN opposite director/actor John Cullum in the pre-Broadway run of Drumwright! Woodies TV, film, industrial and commercial credits include: Move Out! With Leslie Woodies; the Emmy Award-winning George's House for PBS; The Kennedy Center Honors for CBS Echoes; A Chorus Line (movie); Walt Disney Studios' Aladdin (live-action rep); International I Love New York (principal roles) industrials; and New England Telephone/AT&T's Reach Out and Touch Someone commercial. In addition, she has done live, runway and print modeling, as well as voice-over work. Woodies was a former soloist with the Boston Ballet Company under the direction of E. Virginia Williams. She toured the U.S. and Europe with Dennis Wayne's Dancers. She was a guest artist with the New York Dance Theater at Lincoln Center. Her repertoire work as a solo and principal dancer includes choreography by Petipa, Balanchine, Robbins, Agnes de Mille, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Margot Sappington and Lynn-Taylor Corbett.

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