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Leigh Purtill is a ballet instructor, choreographer and coach.  She began her teaching career on the east coast in Boston and Connecticut, instructing students of all levels and ages at Hartford Ballet and for Judyth Parks in Connecticut, for Jeannette Neill Dance Studio in Boston and at her own ballet studio, SRO Dance, in Connecticut.

She was privileged to train with Kathryn Anderson and Margot Parsons in Boston, with Sara Neece and Giada Ferrone in New York, and with the Hartford Ballet, the New Haven Ballet, the Connecticut Concert Ballet and with acclaimed modern dancer Ernestine Stodelle in Connecticut. She has performed contemporary and classical ballets with various artists and companies on both coasts and her choreography has won awards at competition.

Leigh graduated from Mount Holyoke College where she studied dance with Hannah Wiley, Terese Freedman, Jim Coleman and Karen Dearborn. She is also a published novelist. Her blog, teaching schedule, and instructional videos can be found at her blogspot.