Leigh Murray

Leigh Murray, an Atlanta, GA native, received her BFA in Dance from Arizona State University in 2009. Since moving to Kansas City, Leigh has had the privilege to work with students at many studios, including the Kansas City Ballet, Shapes Dance and Acro, Encore at the J, Le Dance, and Academy of the Arts. 


Leigh is also a professional dancer and choreographer. She is currently serving as the Artistic Director of KC Contemporary Dance, a non-profit professional dance company. Her choreography has been presented on a local and national scale. Also a certified fitness instructor, Leigh combines her love of movement and wellness by leading group fitness classes at gyms across Kansas City. 


Leigh has a passion for arts education and deeply believes in providing opportunities for people of all backgrounds and abilities to experience the arts, especially dance. She has worked as an advocate to implement new programs for arts education across the Midwest.