Lesley Thompson, is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. She has trained in various styles of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, tap and modern dance. She has trained at top studios throughout the country including The Edge Performing Arts Center, Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles, Broadway Dance Center in New York, The Rock Center for Dance in Las Vegas, and The Studios in Seattle, WA.
Lesley worked in Las Vegas performing throughout the city and with Las Vegas agencies doing runway, print, and dance/fitness modeling. She was featured in Circus Couture's "Possessions" as a dancer/model on the runway. Lesley also lived in Seattle, WA where she performed and worked with local choreographers.
As a dance educator for over 20 years, Lesley has shared her love of dance with students throughout the country. She has had students continue on to become professional dancers in L.A, New York, and Las Vegas, pro NFL Cheerleaders, and create their own dance companies. She has had the privilege of being on faculty at dance studios throughout the Boise area, The Dance Zone in Las Vegas, NV, and Allegro Performing Arts Academy in Seattle, WA. Continued education is important to Lesley as a dancer and instructor, she attended the Dance Teacher Summit in Long Beach, CA. In addition to dance, Lesley received her BA in Psychology from Boise State University. She also is a certified 200hr Yoga instructor in vinyasa and yin styles of yoga received in Seattle, WA. She has a barre certification through Barre Bohemian, and teaches aerial yoga.
Lesley currently resides in the Boise area where she started her career with local companies Idaho Dance Theatre, Off Center Dance, and Drop Dance Collective. You will find her on stage performing with local companies and variety shows throughout the city. Calling Boise her home has allowed Lesley to open a yoga, dance, and barre studio Be Studios, LLC in Boise where she can continue to spread her love of dance and movement to the community.