Artistic and Executive Director
Cheryl Lee began her dance training in Chicago, at age three studying ballet, tap and jazz. She has performed in many ballets and musicals on stage, television and on tour. Cheryl graduated magna cum laude from Barat College, Lake Forest, Illinois and spent one year abroad at Oxford University. During college, and while abroad, she continued to study and perform ballet with the college’s repertory company and at the Paris Opera Ballet. Her musical theatre choreography credits include Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Crazy for You, The King and I, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver, Grease and West Side Story.
Cheryl Lee is also founding director of Les Jeunes Danseurs Youth Ballet. Graduates of her programs have performed in Broadway shows including: Lion King, Fosse, Movin Out, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, on cruise ships, and in Miami City Ballet, Colorado Ballet, and New York City Ballet. As Director of "Friends of Dance" a non-profit arts organization, Cheryl produced "Celebrate St. Petersburg" starring Mikhail Baryshnikov. She is known nationally as a Master Teacher and Show Director for I LOVE DANCE.