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Lesley Criscenti

“I feel a very strong connection to the world of the imagination and I have been privileged to work in the creative arts for many years.” 

Lesley has been teaching Dance and Art in Me classes at Arts in Motion since 2006.  In addition , she has taught early education and preschool art classes with First Steps Washtenaw Ann Arbor for many years and her work with children is highly regarded in the Ann Arbor community.  She also teaches grade school multi arts classes after school and during the Summer months.

Lesley earned a degree from the University of Michigan in Dance and Elementary Education and an M.A. from EMU in Creative Writing. Her professional dance experience includes Director of Blue Dragon Dance Theatre, a multi-age dance company which received grants to work in the Michigan schools, and Director of the professional dance company Dance Focus, which performed in every single Ann Arbor school!

This year Lesley is excited to have returned to performing as part of the Modern Improvisation Class at Arts in Motion.

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