Lesa began dancing at the age of three at Applause Studios in Oklahoma City under the direction of Patricia Oplontnik. She became a member of the competition company at the age of eight and continued competing through high school. Competing at various conventions and competitions throughout the region, Lesa, had the opportunity to study with various professional artists such as Keith Clifton, Rhonda Miller, Greg Russel, and Jeff Amsden. In 1997, Lesa competed in the Miss Dance of Oklahoma competition taking 5th place and going on to compete at the Dance Masters of America National Convention in Orlando, FL taking 2nd runner up in her age division. After graduating high school in 1998, she went to the University of Central Oklahoma where she was a member of the Kaleidoscope Dancers Company for four years. During her college career, Lesa toured to various middle schools and high schools performing for children of all ages. She also performed in Opening Night in Bricktown and at the American College Dance Festival Gala. Lesa graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 2003 and has taught here at Dance Unlimited PAC for many years!