Originally from Canada, Leslie received a Bachelor of Music from Acadia University and a Masters in Music from the University of Victoria. She trained on the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music (MA/DipRAM), after receiving a Post Graduate Diploma in Voice from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Leslie is passionate about well being and spends her time off stage practicing qi gong, pilates, yoga, and swimming – all activities that explore the breath.