Is a graduate from the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music where she was a dance major and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Leanna has been teaching in Kansas City since 1996.
She began teaching with Jane Pierce at Somerset Ballet School which was later acquired by the Kansas City Ballet School in 2003.
During her years teaching at the Kansas City Ballet she taught every class level the school offered, including ballet, pointe and Lester Horton Modern technique.
She choreographed and constructed costumes for school performances. In 2014, Leanna joined the Kansas School of Classical Ballet where she greatly enjoys working with students on ballet technique and musicality.