Leslie Browne

Leslie Browne started her training with Margaret Craske when she was only 7 years old in NYC. Her parents were Kelly and Isabel Brown who were both members of the American Ballet Theater. They moved to Phoenix, Arizona where her father took over a dance studio and she continued her training with her parents. She received a summer scholarship to the School of American Ballet, and they asked her to stay for the winter. After 1 and 1/2 years at SAB, she did the lead role in Concerto Barocco for the SAB workshop, which was one of her favorite roles that she ever danced. Following the workshop, she joined New York City Ballet in 1974 at the age of 16. After a year and a half in the Corps De Ballet in NYCB, she went on to do the lead role of Emilia in the motion picture The Turning Point in 1976. She then joined American Ballet Theater as a soloist in 1976 and became a principal dance in 1986. Some of her favorite roles were Juliet, in Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Odette in Swan Lake, Leaves are Fading, Violin Concerto. Those are just a few of the incredible ballets she danced including the amazing ballets by both Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. At the present time Leslie Browne is enjoying her teaching career and choreography.