Lesley received a BFA in Fine Arts and Art History from Syracuse University and a MFA in Theater Design from the University of Connecticut. She has designed costumes for numerous theatrical productions for more than 25 years. Currently, Lesley is the costume designer for the Downtown Cabaret Theater in Bridgeport, where she has designed more than 100 productions for both the DCT Children’s Company as well as the Cabaret’s main stage. Additional costume design credits include the Broadway premier of One for My Baby at The Duke Theater as well as for Off-Broadway productions at SOHO Repertory Theater, The Judith Anderson Theater, Blue Heron Theater, and NY Play Exchange. Regional Costume design credits include HARTT Opera, Syracuse Stage, The Warner Stage Co., The Connecticut Repertory Theater, University of Connecticut, Gateway Playhouse, Long Wharf Stage Two, Boston Post Road Stage Company, Centennial Theater Festival, and the Boston Conservatory. Lesley has worked as a fabric artist and crafts person for the Pilobolous dance troupe and the Hartford Ballet, and has designed for the Taft School, The Hartt School, and Norwalk High School. In addition, Lesley has been on ongoing teaching artist with ASAP After School Arts Program for the last eight years. She lives in Washington Depot with her husband Peter, and sons Ian and Zachary.