Leah Upchurch, a Virginia Beach native, began her training at Ballet Virginia before moving to train at The Colburn School in Los Angeles. While there, she performed leading roles in Jerome Robbins’ Antique Epigraphsand original works by Benjamin Millipied. Following The Colburn School, Ms. Upchurch became a trainee at the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. There, she performed in excerpts of Bournonville’s Napoli, company performances of Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces, and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. After joining Kansas City Ballet’s second company in 2018, Ms. Upchurch performed in Septime Webre’s world premiere of Wizard of Oz, Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker, and Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias.
Leah is excited to begin her first season with Ballet Virginia and we are thrilled to have her as one of our founding members!