Jeleesa Levy - Instructor

Jeleesa has always had a love for the performing arts. She started dancing at the age of 3 and was constantly submerged in the arts growing up. Coming from a military family, she relocated numerous times before settling down in Georgia. In high school, Jeleesa stumbled upon color guard and has been captivated by the art form ever since. She went on to continue performing with Aureus Independent, Georgia Tech Marching Band, Carolina Crown, and Pride of Cincinnati. During her time in college, she also joined the Purple Elephant Society hip-hop dance company in Atlanta.

Over the course of time, Jeleesa discovered a love for teaching and working with youth and young adults. She has taught or choreographed for the following programs: Aureus Independent, Barber Middle School, British Academy of Performing Arts, Bravo Dance Center, East Lake High School, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech Color Guard, Hickory Hills Elementary School, Mill Creek High School, Norcross High School, North Cobb High School, Reverie Independent Open and A, Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps, University of Cincinnati Winter Guard, and the University of Georgia Winter Guard among other schools in Georgia.

However Jeleesa's passion for dance was so strong that she was compelled to return to college and study the art form. In 2014, Jeleesa was accepted into the dance program at Kennesaw State University under the direction of Dr. Ivan Pulinkala. During her time at KSU she studied multiple genres of dance including jazz, modern, ballet, African, tap and other sub-genres. Jeleesa was a member of the KSU Dance Company and the Nu Delta Alpha dance honor society. She performed at the American College Dance Festival, Dance Canvas, the Zuckerman Museum of Art and both KSU fall and spring dance concerts. In 2016, Jeleesa was accepted into the inaugural dance study abroad program and traveled to Israel and worked with the world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company.

Jeleesa graduated summa cum laude from Kennesaw State University in May 2017 earning her B.A. in dance with a concentration in jazz. She also holds a Bachelors degree from Georgia State University in Journalism with a double concentration in Speech and African-American Studies.

Jeleesa most recently was an Assistant Choreographer for the 2018 Shuler Awards. She also recently choreographed and led dance auditions at The Strand Theatre in Marietta, Ga. She is currently a performing cast member in Dead Man’s Party for Six Flags Over Georgia as a dancer and vocalist (for the first time). She has also served in the role of Dance Captain for their past two productions. When Jeleesa is not in the theater she can be found teaching at Kennesaw Mountain High School, Sprayberry and McEachern High schools in Cobb County. She is extremely excited to be returning to Crossmen for her 3rd summer!
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