Lea Fosbenner Kasic is originally from Newark, Delaware, and began formal training with Delaware Dance Company. Lea continued her training at many summer intensives including; American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Nutmeg Conservatory. Lea moved to Pittsburgh, PA to attend the pre-professional program at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and attend Duquesne University where she began to become involved with Exhalations Dance Theatre. While at Duquesne University she acted as President as well as resident choreographer and teacher for the company. Lea choreographed her first work back in 2007 and since that time has choreographed over 15 new works for Exhalations Dance Theatre. Most recently she was named Artistic Director of Exhalations Dance Theatre in 2014 when the company reformed as a community company for young professionals in other career fields who have advanced dance backgrounds and still want to perform. Lea is choreographing for the Junior Company as well as continuing to produce performances for both companies.