Leigh Torlage has been on staff at Harbour Dance Centre since 1996 teaching classic Broadway Jazz and most recently, Broadway and Rock n Roll Burlesque. Leigh has had an exceptionally long career in dance and theatre in New York, Europe and the U.S. with performing credits that include Chicago the Movie, West Side Story: the U.S. and European Tours, Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway and more. Leigh has had the honor of working with and learning from some of Broadway and film's greatest artists such as Rob Marshall, Woody Allen, Graciela Daniele, Alan Johnson, Ann Reinking, Chet Walker, Christopher Chadman and more. A passionate and caring teacher, Leigh's classes are based in classic jazz technique with the emphasis on individual style and performance quality. Leigh's inspiration comes great music and from the styles of Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Michael Bennett, Jack Cole, Luigi, Lynn Simonson and more. Leigh brings a wealth of experience and expertise into every class she instructs and not only will you learn to dance but you will learn to perform regardless of your level. Known for her stylized and innovative choreography, Leigh is also a busy choreographer in the film and TV industry with credits including: Alice (in Wonderland mini series), Flash Gordon, Tin Man (mini series), Robson Arms and the music video Sticky Hands for Jessica Beach. Leigh and her husband are the sole owners of Vancouver's only cabaret restaurant & lounge, Maxine's Hideaway (www.maxineshideaway.com), which features Leigh's professional, triple threat performance group: The Candy Girl Cabaret, made up of the hottest dancer/singer/actors in the city. Leigh and fellow Broadway dancer/choreographer Jason Franco have teamed up to create more, exciting shows for Vancouver's live entertainment scene. Leigh's Harbour Dance students perform onstage @ Maxine's Hideaway at the end of every workshop session. Leigh's classes are exciting, challenging, inspiring and lots of fun. For more on Leigh, please visit her website.
Leigh Torlage is currently not instructing any classes.