Leiland Charles

Leiland Charles was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He first stepped into a ballet studio at the age of 3. He began dancing with The Howard County Ballet, in Ellicott City, Maryland under the direction of Kathi Ferguson. He has attended summer dance programs at The Rock School For Dance Education and Springboard Danse Montreal. Leiland furthered his artistic training at The Juilliard School where he received his B.F.A. in May 2014. While at Juilliard, he performed works by Nacho Duato, William, Forsythe, Twyla Tharp, Pina Bausch and many others. He has gone on tour with Juilliard Dance to Edinburgh, Scotland to perform in the International Festival and was featured in the March 2013 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine with world-renowned Anatomy professor, Irene Dowd. This is Leiland’s first season with Alberta Ballet.

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