Leslee Myers-Anderson is an arts educator, director, dramaturg, musician, playwright, and choir director. She is a proud seventh generation Californian who recently returned to her home state after earning a Master of Arts degree in Educational Theatre at New York University, graduating with honors in May 2014. While attending NYU, she worked as a Student Assistant and Teaching Assistant for the Educational Theatre Faculty, working with some of the top practitioners in the field, and served as a Teaching Artist in the community, forging partnerships with arts organizations. Since returning to California, she has begun a second Masters program at California State University, Fullerton pursuing an M.A. in History, studying Cultural History and examining the effects of society on the arts in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Prior to her time at NYU, Ms. Myers-Anderson taught Literature, Music, and Theatre at the high school level for a number of years in Southern California and Seattle, Washington. She developed theatre and literature curriculums, revitalized music programs, and established a theatre program. She believes in an encouraging learning experience that inspires students to pursue creative endeavors by prompting them to inquire, observe, and create.
Ms. Myers-Anderson received Bachelors degrees in both Theatre and English from Concordia University, Irvine, where she focused on British Literature and Creative Writing. In addition to her academic and theatre pursuits, she is also an accomplished musician playing the flute, handbells, and bassoon.
Memorable credits include: Poetic, Tragic, Glamorous: Reflections on F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (Playwright and Director), The Seven Year Itch (Director), The School for Scandal (Dramaturge), Everyday Epiphanies (Playwright and Director), Anne Frank and Me (Director), Our Miss Brooks (Director), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (Director), A Woman by Wit (Playwright), The Woman in Black (Prop Designer), Medea (Prop Designer).
Ms. Myers-Anderson enjoys spending time with her family, doing volunteer work, attending performances and museums, reading, photography, traveling, and going on weekend adventures with her three dogs, Beowulf, Becks, and Schenna. She is a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Brea.