Leslie Peck Ballet Instructor (Balanchine)

Leslie Peck is an Associate Professor at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts. She was trained by the legendary dancer André Eglevsky at the School of American Ballet. At the age of seventeen, Ms. Peck joined the New York City Ballet under the direction of George Balanchine. Upon joining the Pennsylvania Ballet she danced soloist roles and later became a principal dancer with Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet International in London and the Richmond Ballet. While with the Richmond Ballet, Ms. Peck became the first ballet mistress for the newly formed professional ballet company. During her 16 year tenure as Ballet Mistress she worked with many renowned stagers and choreographers. She is a recognized régisseur for the Balanchine Trust and one of the few dancers authorized to stage Balanchine ballets by the Balanchine Trust. In Ms. Peck’s off time, she also volunteers for Greyhounds Unlimited and fosters greyhounds that need transitioning from the track to their forever home