Instruction • Performance • Events
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Looking for increased strength, flexibility, co-ordination and endurance, and a greater sense of ease and well-being? Garuda is for you. Garuda offers a cardiovascular workout while drawing deeply on mental focus, and teaching the sacred principle of relaxation within movement. The result is a stronger, leaner body, improved posture and true ease of movement and mind. Leslie is certified in Garuda Apparatus, Barre, Seated and Standing Matwork, Brick, and Foam Roller through Master Trainer Erin Baker.
Summer is a great time to get outside, enjoy time with family and friends, and take vacation. I’m spending part of my summer training with my mentor, Suhaila Salimpour, in California, and will be back to teaching classes in September. Stay tuned for more information.
From weddings to corporate events and everything in between, bellydancers are a great addition to any celebration. As one of Edmonton’s most sought after bellydance entertainers, Leslie brings sparkle, glamour and fun to any party! Book in advance to ensure availability.
Leslie is a bellydance instructor and professional bellydancer with over a decade of experience located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is passionate about this Middle Eastern art form, and has focused much of her dance training and performance on Raqs Sharqi and Cabaret stylizations.
Leslie performs regularly at local events and festivals, as well as private events and parties. Her performances are known for being full of energy and sparkle.
When she isn't performing solo, she performs with Blush Bellydance Company and is the captain of the Edmonton Salimpour Collective. Leslie is also honoured to be a long distance member of Bal Anat, the longest running bellydance troupe in the world. In 2018, Bal Anat is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a world tour.
Leslie is also passionate about quality and responsible dance instruction, rooted in her own ongoing education and growth. She develops long term relationships with her students to keep them motivated and growing in their personal dance. She teaches beginner to advanced level classes, with an emphasis on technique based on the Salimpour formats. Leslie also hosts Level 5 Instructors from the Salimpour School on a regular basis. Leslie is certified Level 3 in the Suhaila Salimpour Format, and Level 2 in the Jamila Salimpour Format. She is a dedicated and long time member of the Salimpour School.
In 2018, Leslie began teaching Garuda (a pilates based exercise) at True Movement Studios. She finds it not only to be complimentary to her own dance practice, but also amazing for dealing with chronic injuries and pain. Join her in class to see the benefits for yourself.