Lea Kasic is originally from Newark, Delaware, and began her training with Delaware Dance Company where she was a principle dancer with the company for two years. Lea continued her ballet training at many summer intensives including; American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Lea moved to Pittsburgh, PA to attend the pre-professional program at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and attended Duquesne University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Information Technology. While at Duquesne University she became involved with Exhalations Dance Theatre and acted as President as well as resident choreographer. She was named Artistic Director of Exhalations Dance Theatre in 2013 when the company reformed as a community company for young professionals in other career fields who have advanced dance backgrounds and still wish to perform. Most recently, Lea was commissioned by Delaware Dance Company to create a piece for their Regional Dance American adjudication.