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Lesley Kennedy

Lesley Kennedy

 "I feel extremely honored to be recognized for my accomplishments over the last 20 years. My professors, and Ohio University, certainly helped to prepare me for a successful career in both dance and the healing arts."

Lesley Kennedy graduated with a BFA from Ohio University School of Dance in 1993. She has since performed with many renowned choreographers in New York City, touring nationally and internationally with Aszure Barton, Brian Brooks, Doug Elkins, and Isabel Gotzkowsky. She also participated in the Hell's Kitchen Dance Project, dancing with (and opposite) Mikhail Baryshnikov for two consecutive summer tours. Lesley is a licensed massage therapist, Reiki healer, Thai yoga practitioner, acrobat, and Pilates instructor, and she runs her own studio in Manhattan. She will be attending AcroYoga teacher training in the spring of 2013.