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Lea Fosbenner  |  EDT Artistic Director


Lea Fosbenner is originally from Newark, Delaware, and began her training with Delaware Dance Company where she was a principal dancer with the company. Lea continued her ballet training at many summer intensives including; American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

Lea moved to Pittsburgh, PA to attend the pre-professional program at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and attended Duquesne University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Information Systems Management.

She was named Artistic Director of Exhalations Dance Theatre in 2013 when the company reformed for young professionals in other fields who still wish to perform.Since that time, she has choreographed over twenty new works for the company.

In 2016, Lea was commissioned by Delaware Dance Company to create a piece for their Regional Dance America adjudication as an “Emerging Choreographer”.

She also has had the opportunity to be a faculty member for Millennium Dance Complex summer and winter intensives. Lea is currently a faculty member at Millennium Dance Complex and is a resident choreographer for Exhalations Dance Theatre

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