Brett Leigh studied classical Ballet technique under the guidance of Wayne Stewarte and Stephanie Moy. His training began with English/French styles. Brett Leigh studied extensive barre technique for the dancer honing his skills before leaving for the International Broadway tour of ‘West Side Story’.
Brett Leigh played both the roles of Riff and Action. During these years he also continued his study of classical ballet technique in major companies throughout the world including Tokyo, Singapore, Paris, Rotterdam, Dresden, Berlin, and Switzerland. As a dancer he has appeared for the Ana Sokolow Foundation while, in other performances, has danced roles in ‘Coppelia’, The Nutcracker’, ‘Cinderella’. He played Mungojerrie in a Chicago run of “CATS” and other musicals across the United States. Brett Leigh is a member of both the Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild.
Brett Leigh has played roles in major motion pictures “The Social Network” (Academy Nominated, Golden Globe) , “Gone Girl”, and smaller independent films showing across the globe. He has appeared on numerous television shows and has directed a few films. His film “Shadow” premiered at the Guggenheim museum exhibit Whitebox while “Festival” won such awards as ‘Best of Fest’, ‘Best Comedy’, and ‘Best Direction’.
While working in film & television, Brett Leigh returns to ballet teaching privately and coaching for various Ballet competitions such as Youth American Grande Prix. He has a distinct passion for teaching classical ballet technique to younger dancers hoping to attend professional ballet programs.