Leslie O’Neill  has danced professionally in the Twin Cities since 2004. She began her formal training at age 18 at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay and received her BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota. Leslie was a founding member of Black Label Movement until 2009, and joined nationally acclaimed repertory company Zenon Dance in 2006. She built a rich and diverse 13-year performance career at Zenon until its final performance in 2019 when the company closed its doors. She has earned recognition for her excellence in performance with Sage Award Nominations in 2009 and 2016 and she is the recipient of a McKnight Fellowship for Dancers in 2010. Leslie’s choreography has been supported by Red Eye Theater, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, the Walker Arts Center, Minnesota State Arts Board, and Bryant Lake Bowl’s 9×22.