Barb Leese

An experienced and committed educator with a passion for the arts and a vocation for instilling a love of learning through the creative experience of yoga and dance. By age ten, Barb had left home to train professionally with Canada’s National Ballet School where she went on to graduate with honors. Joining the National Ballet of Canada as a classical dancer, Barb performed across Canada, The Untied States and through out Europe performing both classical and contemporary roles. Her next career was in musical theater with the Phantom of the Opera performing with both the Toronto and the International touring companies. She became associate director of the Toronto production and was involved with various other musical productions. Currently, at Sheridan College, Barb teaches anatomy/physiology and dance technique for the Bachelor of Musical Theatre Performance program.

With additional certifications in yoga, personal training and mind/body, Barb brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her teaching. Over the last 8 years, Barb has lead a 200hr Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher Training program. Barb’s quest for knowledge and her personal mantra that “anything is possible” inspired her to complete her Masters degree in July 2015 at York University studying the effect of yoga on post-secondary dance training. As a recipient of the Burlington Civic Recognition Award for International Achievements, Barb is delighted to be using all of her experience to assist people in finding personal wellness and performance excellence through the mind/body connection of yoga and dance.

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Pivot Sport Medicine
2288 Bloor St. West,
Toronto, ON

Ottawa Location

Ottawa Osteopathy and Sports Therapy
2197 Riverside Dr #601
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X3