Leah Rose McFadden grew up in a small town called Dowagiac, MI. At age 11, she began training with Southold Dance Theatre, a pre-professional ballet school in South Bend, IN. During Leah's six years at Southold, under the direction of Erica Fischbach, she participated in YAGP and received a number of awards. Leah also attended summer intensives at Gelsey Kirkland Academy, Grand Rapids Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Colorado Ballet.
In 2015, she joined Miami City Ballet's Pre-Professional program year-round. During her time there, Leah also performed with Miami City Ballet's company as well as touring with them to New York and Chicago performing various works. Leah joined Colorado Ballet's Studio Company in 2016 and was promoted to the main company in 2018.
Dance training and awards:
Miami City Ballet and Miami City Ballet School
Southold Dance Theater
Studied at Colorado Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet and Gelsey Kirkland Academy
Youth American Grand Prix Semi-Finalist 2012-2015
Joined Colorado Ballet:
Studio Company 2016
Promoted to Company Apprentice in 2018
Promoted to Corps de Ballet member in 2019
Selected roles and ballets:
Romeo & Juliet
Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes
Balanchine’s Theme & Variations