Leslie Lissaint is a world traveler and international performance artist, actress, dancer, and writer. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she is an alumni of the First Wave Program -a spearheading program that recruits and awards young artists from across the U.S. with full-tuition scholarships as members of the First Wave Hip Hop Theatre Ensemble. She was also a team member on the UW-Madison College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) winning team in 2010. Leslie has trained and taught ballet, tap, African, modern, Hip Hop, and contemporary dance. She has also trained as an actress at the prestigious Eugene O’Neil Theater Institute and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. She has toured as a performer and choreographer in “Redbone: A Biomythography” written by Mahogany L. Browne. As a youth educator, Leslie has worked as the choreographer for the Journal to Journey Program, presented by Urban Word NYC and Hi-ARTS/HHTF, a program that helps young poets write fully realized and produced plays. Lissaint was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN and has called Brooklyn home for the past five years. She gives all glory to God. Currently, she is touring her one woman show “This Is How We Heal” and teaching workshops.
With Poetic Theater Productions:
Actress in Conscious Language 2015
Co-Choreographer and Dancer in REDBONE: A Biomythography