People Directory

Adrian Causor

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Adrian Causor is currently a student at Sonoma State majoring in communications with a Theatre arts minor. He began acting in high school productions at the age of 16 in Fairfield eventually moving on to community productions at Missouri Street Theatre. Adrian’s most recent roles In Sonoma County have been as ensemble in Mary Poppins at SRJC and In The Heights at SRJC, he’s also appeared as Abe in a staged reading of Disgraced with Threshold Theatre.

AJ Reilly

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AJ has been acting and directing in theatre and film for over 20 years in Sonoma County. His credits include Picasso at the Lapin Agile in the title role, King Henry in Lion in Winter, and Antipholus of Syracuse in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors. He's been trained across a broad scope of acting techniques and styles, including stage combat and voiceover work.

Anabel Pimentel

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From Brazil to America, Anabel Pimentel is a National Honor Thespian, alumni from Maria Carrillo High School and a current SRJC theatre student. Her most recent performances have been in the MCHS productions of Guys & Dolls as General Cartwright and Glory in Almost Maine. Now at the JC, she has studied with both wonderful Reed Martin and Laura Downing-Lee. After coming from Brazil in 2013, Anabel became a language lover. Now she speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish and some Italian. Because of her latest trip to Paris, French is next on her list.

Angela Squire

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Angela has appeared in several shows all over Sonoma County. Favorite roles include: Ruth Condomine in Blithe Spirit, Teresa Phillips in How the Other Half Loves, Catherine Givings in In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), Lana Sherwood in It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Ann Deever in All My Sons, and Beatrice in A View from the Bridge.

Anthony Martinez

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Anthony Martinez (Tim)FILM: Donovan Reid (currently available on Amazon Prime video), The Last Hit, Quick, Ghettoblaster, The Animal, Cheaper by the Dozen, Bottle Shock TELEVISION: Love Kills (Investigation Discovery), World’s Astonishing Stories (Nippon TV), World’s Crime Mysteries (Nippon TV)13 Reasons Why, numerous commercials and industrials for clients such as including Polaroid, Apple, Save Energy, Food Network, AARP, and many more. THEATER: Left Edge Theater (Zombietown- TBA nomination), Spreckels Theater Company (Guys & Dolls, Forever Plaid, 1776- TBA/SFBATCC nomination), 6th Street Playhouse (La Cage Aux FollesKiss Me Kate), Lucky Penny Productions (Funny Girl), Novato Theater Company (Next to Normal, Into the Woods- TBA and SFBATCC nominations), Cinnabar Theater (Forever Plaid, Fiddler on the Roof, Man of La Mancha), 42nd Street Moon (Girl Crazy, On a Clear Day, Dear World), just to name a few. In addition to his stage and film work, Anthony is a vocalist and multi instrumentalist who performs with his own band The Core, tours nationally as keyboardist for Cash & Kinga Tribute to Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, and is the founder and tenor vocalist with Comfort & Joy, the Bay Area’s premiere a cappella holiday vocal quartet. Also an accomplished martial artist, Mr. Martinez resides in Santa Rosa, CA.

Argo Thompson

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Argo joined Actors’ Theatre of Sonoma County in 1997 and helped grow the company from 60 subscribers to over 600 in just 6 years. He has produced, directed and acted in over 100 plays, his favorites include Fully CommittedSantaland Diaries and Angels in America. As Executive Director of 6th Street Playhouse he helped raise $1.3 million and led the renovation project of an historic warehouse into a state-of-the-art theatre. He attracted over a million people to events in Marin by creating an online social arts network while Executive Director of the Marin Arts Council. He was awarded Top Five Arts Makers by the Press Democrat (2004) and Arts Maker of the Year by the Northern California Bohemian (2003). He earned a BFA from North Carolina School of the Arts.

Ariel Zuckerman

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Ariel Zuckerman relocated from Massachusetts in 2017, Ariel has played with Marin Shakespeare Co & 6th Street Playhouse. Previously, Ariel has appeared off-broadway with Michael Shannon (The Killer) and was a company member with the Worcester Shakespeare Company for three seasons, playing Leontes (The Winter's Tale ), Bertram (All’s Well That Ends Well ), and Ferdinand (Love’s Labour’s Lost ) among others, opposite his wife. Ariel studied at The Dome Theatre Program (Montreal), and Stella Adler Studio (NYC), and is currently training to become a certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor. He is eternally grateful for the love, support and partnership of his wife, Gillian.

Bonnie Jean Shelton

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Bonnie Jean is happy to be performing again. She had been working in film and television for a while and really missed the excitement of live theater.  Some of her favorite theater roles include Gertie, in Fuddy Mirrors (SOTA Award), Sylvia which she played twice, Stella, in A Streetcar Named Desire, and Hubert in Nunsense 1 and 2. She would like to thank her family and friends for their love, and their support of her art.

Carl Kraines

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Carl Kraines has been involved in theater from an early age, studying and performing at Hollywood’s famous Meglin Studios in the early 60’s. He went on to study acting through his school years, graduating from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Theater Arts. After working in Bay Area theaters for a couple of years (The Magic Theater, Eureka Theater, Berkeley Stage Co.), he moved to L.A., where he appeared for several years in film (Partners with John Hurt and Ryan O’Neal, Frances with Jessica Lang and Sam Shepard, Yes, Georgio with Luciano Pavarotti) and in television (Hill St. Blues, Hunter, The Dukes of Hazzard) among others. A founding member of New York’s Theater for Your Mother, Carl co-founded Mother West, with which he produced and starred in the West Coast Premiere of Dick Goldberg’s Family Business at the Zephyr Theater in West Hollywood. Turning to film and television production, he developed and served as Associate Producer on the feature film Powwow Highway, which won a best film award at the 1989 Sundance Film Festival. He served as Director of Production for Accent Entertainment where he developed Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris starring Angela Lansbury and City Boy, starring James Brolin, among other projects. In 1995 he earned his Master’s Degree in Education from UCLA and served as the Director of Theater for Cherry Creek High School in Denver Colorado before moving to Santa Rosa and serving as the Director of Theater for Maria Carrillo High School. During his tenure, he has produced and directed over sixty high school plays and musicals. Now retired, he is looking forward to acting and directing in our wonderfully vibrant local theater scene.

Carla Spindt

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Carla, a professional actress, director and instructor, has performed with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland; the Alley Theatre in Houston; American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theatre and Eureka Theatre in San Francisco; TheatreWorks in Palo Alto; Aurora Theatre in Berkeley; Marin Theatre Company and numerous other professional theatre companies.  She directs Shakespeare, farce and contemporary works throughout Yolo, Solano, Napa, Marin and Sonoma counties.  Carla recently directed an “all female” production of “Hamlet” with 6 actresses playing the role of Hamlet.  Carla teaches acting, directing, period styles and Theatre History.

Chandler Parrott-Thomas

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Chandler graduated last spring from Southern Oregon University with a BFA in Acting. Credits there include Adriana in Comedy of Errors, Ariel in Caliban’s Dreams, Pimple the Maid in She Stoops to Conquer , and Dockdaisy in The Resistible Rise of Arturo UI . Through a partnership with SOU and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, she understudied various roles in Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, The Odyssey, and Shakespeare in Love in the 2017 season at OSF. Other theater credits include Jill in Equus, Bitelle in La Cage Aux Folles , and Ruth in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (The 6th Street Playhouse).

Chris Ginesi

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Chris has just returned from a year overseas, having earned a Masters Degree in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He also completed a residency at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, where he had the honor of playing Silvius in Shakespeare's As You Like It. Recently, with co-conspirator Danielle Welch, Chris wrote and starred in an original play entitled Behind the Front Lines, which premiered to critical acclaim at Glasgow's On The Verge Festival. Most recently, Chris originated the role of The President in Gary MacNair's new play, Let The Bitch Burn.

Chris Schloemp

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Chris has performed all over the county over the last twenty years, most recently at Sixth Street Playhouse in "Masterpiece of Comic...Timing," and at Shakespeare in the Cannery in "Fairy Worlds." When he is not treading the AstroTurf himself, Chris teaches Drama at Montgomery High School.

David Templeton

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David Templeton is a Bay Area arts journalist and playwright best known locally for his work with the North Bay Bohemian and Petaluma Argus-Courier. He also contributes to the Pacific Sun, Marin Magazine, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Strings Magazine, Ukulele Magazine and others. As a performer, his onstage roles have included David in “Pinky” (Main Stage West, 6th Street Playhouse), Bill Sykes in “Oliver!” (Lucky Penny Productions), the Ringmaster in “Circus Acts” (Actor’s Basement), The Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz” and Judas in “Godspell”(Santa Rosa Players), and himself in two one-man-shows, “Wretch Like Me” and “Polar Bears.” As a playwright, he’s won awards for his writing of “Wretch Like Me,” which has had runs at the San Francisco Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in Scotland. His other plays include ‘Pinky,” “Polar Bears,” and “Mary Shelley’s Body,” the latter adapted from his novella of the same name, published in the 2016 anthology ‘Eternal Frankenstein.” David’s next play, “Drumming With Anubis,” will have its world premiere at Left Edge Theatre in June of 2019.

David Yen

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Raised in Northern California, David studied at UC Irvine, where he sang in 

madrigal groups, barbershop quartets, jazz choir, and the University Singers. 

He also began performing in very interactive forms of theater--standup comedy,

emceeing variety shows, and performing in the music department's annual

Madrigal dinner fundraiser.

His acting career began in earnest in New York City.  In addition to continuing 

to host large-scale talent events, he also played in sketch comedy groups and 

was part of The Pied Pipers children's theater group for over four years.  He 

sang in groups of all sizes, performing in such venues as the Paramount, 

Madison Square Garden, and Boston Garden. He dabbled a bit in the technical 

and production side of theater, as well as film, crewing for feature film locations 

all over the city.  He also adapted, produced, and directed a successful audio 

drama version of "A Christmas Carol" for the 150th anniversary of the book's 

publication.  He returned to the stage to perform with NYGASP, the fledgling 

CTP (for which he directed) and other small experimental theater groups.

Dean Linnard

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Dean Linnard previously played Liam in Bad Jews, a performance that earned him a Theatre Bay Area Award. Other North Bay credits include Twelfth Night, The Three Musketeers, and Love’s Labour’s Lost with Marin Shakespeare Company. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Luna Stage, Portland Playhouse, the New Orleans Fringe Festival, and five seasons with Vermont Shakespeare Festival. Tours: Theatreworks USA’s The Lightning Thief. Training: BFA from NYU Tisch, Stella Adler Studio, RADA.

Devin McConnell

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For over a decade, Devin McConnell has been a local theatre enthusiast both on the stage and in the audience. An alumni of Santa Rosa High School’s ArtQuest program, in 2002 he was named a California Art Scholar by the State Senate and the Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County. For years he served on the board of directors for Actors’ Theater For Children; which recently closed its final curtain after 45 years in operation. Devin is honored to work with Left Edge again, having previously appeared as Douglas in their 2015 production of Seminar.

Dorian Lockett

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Although he lives in the Bay Area Dorian is no stranger in the North Bay having portrayed Crooks in Of Mice and Men and Hoke in Driving Miss Daisy both at Cinnabar Theater and also Albert/Kevin in the 6th St. Playhouse production of Clyborne Park.

Emily Kron

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Recent credits include As You Like It (The Denver Center), Mary Poppins, Into the Woods (Northern Stage), Little Shop of Horrors (Playhouse on Park), South Pacific (Mac-Hadyn Theatre), The Europeans (Atlantic Theater), Red Light Winter (Primary Stages), Trouble Tales, Morpheus Quartet (Williamstown Theater Festival), Gardenplays (NYTW), Sweet Tooth (Cherry Lane Theater), Love in a Tub (LaMaMa), and These Seven Sicknesses (EPBB). Emily has her own band, Em & The Fates, where she's performed renown venues, such as 54 Below, The Metropolitan Room, BB King, The Bitter End, The Highline Ballroom and more. Training: BA Middlebury College.

Heather Danielle

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Heather was most recently seen in Turning the Corner (MTG Productions). Other credits include: Divorcing a Sex Offender (Open Cellar Productions); SF Natives (Ixchel Productions); Specter (Tight Focus Films); Roxie (Roxie Summit Productions, LLC.); Baby Shoes for Sale, Never Used (Loose Dog Productions); Turning the Corner (MTG Productions); Happy (Kina’Ole Pictures). Heather is a professionally trained actress. She has completed the formal training in the Meisner Technique by Jim Jarrett, founder of the Meisner Technique Studio in San Francisco, California. She has also completed The Art of Auditioning, The Business of Your Dreams & Film Acting courses. Heather is a natural chameleon. She has the unique ability to adapt to any situation and connect with anyone she meets. She values and respects people and easily finds commonality with individuals of all kinds. She loves to travel and thrives in experiencing new tastes, sights, sounds, adventures and wonders. She is well versed in many dialects and often makes her friends laugh when imitating their unique idioms. She adores music and singing is a secondary passion of hers.

Heather Gordon

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Heather Gordon studied at A.R.T Moscow Art Theater & Harvard University (MFA in acting). Local highlights include the role of “Billie Dawn” in Born Yesterday at Cinnabar Theatre and Public Exposure at 6th Street Playhouse. Most recently, she performed in Stop Kiss at TheatreFirst in Berkeley. On film, Ms. Gordon won critical acclaim and several film festival awards for her portrayal of “Clea” in the film, Seducing Charlie Barker, based on the play The Scene by Theresa Rebeck, in which Heather also performed in the West Coast premiere. Internationally, she’s performed at A.R.T. at Harvard (lead in The Donkey Show, Dir. Diane Paulus), Shakespeare Theatre Co. (Washington D.C. honoring Sir Ian McKellen), and the world renowned Moscow Art Theater. Heather embodied lead character, “Elizabeth,” in the #1 video game of 2013, BioShock Infinite. Heather has recorded with award winning Music Producer, Glen Ballard, including giving voice to the lead female character in his upcoming Broadway musical. She couldn't be more thrilled to be back on stage here in the Bay Area and working alongside all of the exceptional people at LeftEdge Theatre! Special thanks to all the amazing people who have loved and supported her through this journey.

Ilana Niernberger

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Ilana Niernberger is a native of Sonoma County. She attended SRHS Artquest, and received her undergraduate degree in Acting from The Drama Centre, London. In recent years she has performed at theaters around Sonoma County, and has been a core company member at Main Stage West in Sebastopol where favorite roles include Sara in Grace, Mileva Maric in Capacity, Elsa in The Road to Mecca,Hedda Gabler in Hedda Gabler and Queen Marie in Exit the King. Other favorite Sonoma County credits include Lady Macbeth with Shakespeare in the Cannery and Lady Croom in Arcadia at Cinnabar Theater. Ilana has also worked with the Irondale Ensemble Project in Brooklyn and Quantum Theater in Pittsburgh, PA. She was the Managing Director at Main Stage West in 2015 – 2016, and is a Flamenco dancer, amateur photographer, and general supporter, lover, patron, participant, and advocate of the arts.

Ivy Rose Miller

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Ivy Rose Miller is a Sonoma County native. She attended Santa Rosa High School’s Artquest/Theater program and went on to get her B.A. in Gender Studies from UCLA with a minor in Theater. Favorite past performances include Shelly in BURIED CHILD, Chris in DANCING AT LUGHNASA, Mandy in TIME STANDS STILL, Kid in T.I.C. (TRENCHCOAT IN COMMON,) Alais in THE LION IN WINTER, Babe in CRIMES OF THE HEART, Olivia in TWELFTH NIGHT, and Debbie in THE REAL THING. She is thrilled to be making her Left Edge Theatre debut with this inspiring group of artists.

Jared Wright

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Jared N. Wright was last seen at Left Edge as Amir in Disgraced. Before that he played Mac in You Got Older. He has been acting in the North Bay for about six years and is also a filmmaker and musician. His indie/electronic band, Tiny Pyramids has played all over the Bay Area and his short films have been nominated for awards in both LA and local Bay Area film festivals. He is the owner of Videobrite Media in Santa Rosa and was just voted Sonoma County's Best Videographer in the North Bay Bohemian for 2018. Most recently he was seen as Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy Of Errors at the 6th Street Playhouse. Other roles include, Brian in By The Water at Spreckels Performing arts Center, Roland in Constellations in the 6th Street Playhouse Studio Theater, Cheché in Anna In The Tropics (6th St. Playhouse), for which he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the SOTA Awards. Herman Einstein/Besso in Capacity, and Bob Lee in The North Plan (Main Stage West).

Jazmine Pierce

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Born in San Diego, Jazmine attended San Diego State University. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree Jazmine relocated to the San Francisco area where she studied at the Waterfront Playhouse and Conservatory in Berkeley. Her most recent on-stage roles include Rena in August Wilson's JITNEY at American Stage in St. Petersburg, FL and Kate in David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People presented by Body Electric Productions in Berkeley, CA. Recent on-camera work a lead role in feature indie film Six Feet from the Edge produced by Unbounded Ambition Film.

Julius Rae

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Julius Rea is a San Francisco State graduate attempting to connect theatrical, artistic and journalistic storytelling. In addition to several years as a student, citizen, and professional journalist, he has been dancing around Bay Area arts gaining experience in education, filmmaking/screenwriting, art curation and, now, theater-making/dramaturgy. While currently producing plays and art shows, he is a playwright exploring social and political issues such as modern news media and inherited trauma in the African-American community.

Katee Drysdale

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Katee Drysdale is in her third year at Sonoma State University as a theatre major and she is thrilled to be making her debut with Left Edge Theatre. Previous roles include: Catherine (Waiting for the Parade), Harmony Green (Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party), Cecily Cardew (The Importance of Being Earnest), and Wendla (Spring Awakening).She would like to thank her parents for their endless support and encouragement.

Katie Kelley

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Katie has been performing since she was 9 years old all around the North Bay. Katie was last seen in By The Water at Spreckles Theater Company. Some favorite roles include Sally Brown in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Kenni in Becky’s New Car, Laura in the Glass Menagerie, Elaine in The Graduate, Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors and Kathleen in Gruesome Playground Injuries, in which she won an Arty award for Best Actress in 2015. Katie is co founder of Hope Love and Magic ( and also directs for Young Actors Studio as well as Star Kids in Cotati. Thank you to all supporters of the theater, and most of all to my beautiful daughter for making my heart so full each day.

Kevin Pryne

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Kevin Pryne has a long history in bay area theater. He is also a business man in Santa Rosa and is an activist, a poet and a cyclist as well as an actor.

Kimberly Kalember

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Kimberly has been dancing, singing and acting since age 11.  She is a resident actor, artistic associate, and the casting director for Left Edge Theatre at the Luther Burbank Center for the Performing Arts in Santa Rosa, CA. Favorite roles include Margi in Good People, for which she was nominated in 2016 for best female performance in a principle role, Theatre Bay Area (TBA), Alice/Nicole in The Big Meal (LET), Phyllis/Charlie in the Sonoma County premier of Sideways by Rex Pickett, (LET), Swing for the Broadway Company & 1st National Tour of Me & My Girl w/Tim Curry, Tess in Crazy For You (Peninsula Players, WI.), Martha, Bess & Belle in A Christmas Carol (Fords Theatre, Washington, DC, David Bell Dir.), Grete in Sight Unseen (National Jewish Theatre, Chicago), Rosalia in West Side Story (North Carolina Theatre-Terrance Mann, Dir.), Handler in Talking With (Spreckels Performing Arts Center, RP, CA, Sheri Lee Miller, Dir.), Darcy in One Flea Spare, Jenny in Sondheim’s Company, and Sam+33 in Fully Committed (Actors Theatre, SR, CA), Nicky in Smell of the Kill (6th Street Playhouse, SR, CA, David Lear, Dir, Potboilers - Aaron Sorkin, (West Beth Theatre, NYC), Laurey in Oklahoma -Brian Stokes Mitchell, (San Diego Jr. Theatre), Shy in 3 productions of Best L’il Whorehouse in Texas (CT. & WI), Mona in Dames at Sea (Theatre Barn, NY), Marianne in Tartuffe-Libby Appel (Summer Repertory Theatre, SR, CA), Sarah in The Lover (SFSU), and Ellen in the feature film Donovan Reid directed by Austin Smalgalski (Official Selection for the San Francisco Independent Film Festival 2019, Port Orchard Film Fest, WA and on Amazon Prime). Kimberly has a BA in Theatre Arts from SFSU, and trained at Circle in the Square in New York.  She lives in Sebastopol close to her beautiful human and animal family.

Lana Spring

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Lana Spring is currently a theatre major attending Santa Rosa Junior College. She developed a love for theatre when she was 10 years old and has been acting ever since. This is her first time acting with Left Edge Theatre. She is very excited to learn from the talented cast and crew, and bring The Nether to life for audiences. Lana hopes to attend a UC in fall 2019, with a major in “theatre,” pursuing acting and performance studies.

Leila Rosa

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Leila Rosa is an actress who was born in Southern California. She attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) where she acquired her B.A. in Stage and Screen Acting. While attending UNLV she booked a short tour as a Actor/Director for Missoula Children’s Theatre, a worldwide theater company. Later she represented UNLV at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Adelaide, Australia. After Adelaide, Leila attended the M.F.A. Acting International program at the University of Essex, East 15 Acting School in London, England. While at East 15, she completed an educational residency at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London as well as participated in a month long intensive study at the Russian University of Theatre Arts in Moscow, Russia. After completing her Master’s degree, Leila headed back to the US and moved to New York City where she booked guest-star work on Discovery ID's , True Crime with Aphrodite Jones. Most recently Leila perfomed in, Soren Bennick's, The Power of One, an anti-bullying international children's show for the NY/NJ area.