Founder and coach, Leslie Jingluski, was trained in vocal performance and spent many years after college in the entertainment industry. She earned her MBA while working in the medical industry and raising a young family. Leslie and her husband, John, live in Quinton and are the proud parents of three children. After unsuccessfully searching for a program that would share Leslie’s love of music with her children, the idea to start her own was born. The Jingluski family is excited to be in a position to offer this exciting program to performers in the New Kent, Henrico and Hanover area. We are excited to begin our 6th production!
Assistant Director and Coach
We often joke that Ms. Karli brings the comic relief to the team, but she brings so much more. She has a passion for the stage and coaching method that brings out the very best in every performer in our company. Her excitement for music in contagious and lights up even the shyest performer.
Vocal and Showmanship Coach
Ashley grew up as a member of The Troubadours Community Theatre Group for 20 plus years. There, she got the opportunity to perform many roles and learned to be comfortable on stage. She did show choir throughout high school and studied music in college. She loves working with kids and bringing out the confidence in young performers. Ashley and her husband are raising their young family in Hanover, VA. She is super excited to be a part of such an amazing group and can not wait for the season to begin.
A native of Richmond, VA, Sarah began her dance education at the age of three. She pursued her artistic passions at Shenandoah University where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in 2015. Prior to joining the Conservatory, she was a 2011 graduate of a multi-disciplinary high school dance program. In May of 2015 Sarah joined Motion X Dance DC, under the direction of Stephanie Dorycott, and danced professionally in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Sarah has performed at Kings Dominion, a Cedar Fair Amusement Park, for multiple seasons. In 2017 Sarah was the head choreographer for the Macy’s Great American Marching Band featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sarah made her theatre debut in spring of 2018 in Bring It On: The Musical, under the direction of Tony Award Winner, Tonya Pinkins. She is thrilled to be working with everyone at VA School of Vocal Performance!
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