Ms. Leszczynski grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and began her training at Virginia Ballet Theatre. She continued her training throughout high school with the Governor’s School for the Arts Dance Department in Norfolk, VA with supplemental training at Virginia Beach Ballet Academy. While at the Governor’s School, Cathleen had the opportunity to perform in Richmond Ballet’s The Nutcracker, the Virginia International Tattoo, and was was selected to attend and perform in both Regional and National High School Dance Festivals. She also completed summer intensives at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and Ballet Chicago. Ms. Leszczynski recently graduated with Honors from Butler University with a BFA in Dane Performance and a minor in Psychology. While at Butler, she had the opportunity to perform various roles in The Nutcracker, as well as Coppélia, Giselle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and original works by the professors. She participated in the Summer Dance Seminar in 2014 through Butler Ballet in which she spent a month training and performing at several schools and cities in Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. Ms. Leszczynski joined MBT in 2015.