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Lesia Kaye holds a Master of Science degree in Performing Arts Management from Shenandoah University and a B.F.A. in Drama with a minor in Dance from the University of Houston with prior studies in dance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  Before graduating college, Lesia had gained her professional affiliations with Actors Equity Association (AEA), Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) through her performing with Houston Grand Opera and Theatre Under the Stars and work as a spokesperson for Exxon and Dupont.  Lesia’s performance credits include 42nd Street, They’re Playing Our Song, The Mikado, Hello Dolly, Evita, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

As a professional choreographer, Lesia gained professional affiliation with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). Lesia worked alongside Robert Clater, choreographing productions at The Kennedy Center, Pittsburgh CLO, Starlight Theater, Dallas Summer Musicals, TOTS, TUTS and The MUNY.  Their work with Dreamgirls with Jennifer Holliday was the centerpiece for the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta and their production of Dreamgirls for the Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities with Billy Porter and Kecia Lewis earned 19 nominations and won 11 awards, including 2 for Best Production.  

Lesia enjoys mentoring young artists to achieve their fullest potential. Her students have achieved their dreams in an array of platforms including Broadway (Hamilton, Aladdin, Pretty Woman the Musical), national and international tours (Hamilton, Peter and the Star Catcher, Cats, Dirty Dancing the Musical, Lightwire Theatre), film (Better Nate than Never, The Prom, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, MechX-4), television (Blue Bloods, Almost Family, As We See It, The Godfather of Harlem), commercials (Coke, UPS, Capital One), and beyond. 

Lesia Kaye

Voice Teacher and Choreographer