Leigh was bitten by the performance bug at an early age and spent many years in front of crowds – first as a ballerina, then later as a cheerleader and drill team member. Upon moving to North Carolina in the late 80’s, she discovered a love for contra dance and old-time Appalachian music. Seeking to participate in the folk tradition and simultaneously satisfy her urge to perform, she took clogging lessons and joined the team in about 1992. After performing with the cloggers for 8 years, Leigh took a 5-year break from the team to focus on athletic pursuits (including a triathlon) and to devote more time to raising her teenaged daughters. She returned to the team in the summer of 2005 as a part-time member. When she’s not dancing, Leigh works on the Green Building program at the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties. She also hangs out with her two daughters: Dana, a student at Lynchburg College in Virginia; and Holly, a student at Durham School of the Arts.