Leslie Ann Sheppard
Leslie Ann began performing with Classical Kids last season as Katarina in Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery and, in addition to playing Christoph in Beethoven Lives Upstairs, she also plays Karl in Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage as part of Music Inspires! – Classical Kids’ new educational outreach program to underserved Chicago public schools. An actor, musician, playwright and stage combatant, Leslie Ann acquired a BA degree from Illinois State University and is the Artistic Director and a founding company member of the Suitcase Shakespeare Co. Chicago theatre credits include productions at Victory Gardens, Steppenwolf, Northlight, TimeLine, Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Artistic Home, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the Bristol Renaissance Faire, and the Chicago Fringe Festival. Film credits include The Mob Doctor, Powers, I Will Be Waiting, and Skull Speakers. Above all, faith, family, respect and the love of creating and sharing art drive Leslie Ann to strive for excellence. Ms. Sheppard resides in Chicago, runs marathons for Team World Vision, and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.