Leanne Rinelli received her MFA from SUNY The College at Brockport. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance and the co-director of El Paso’s Mountain Movement Dance Company. Ms. Rinelli has danced with the Bill Evans Dance Company, Janet Reed and Dancers, kDiehl Danceworks, and STEAMROLLER Dance Company. Her choreography has been presented internationally in festivals in Guatemala, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Croatia, and Scotland. In addition to teaching master classes throughout the country, she serves as core modern dance faculty for Dance Masters of America. Ms. Rinelli’s research has taken her to Havana where she has studied salsa, Afro-Cuban dance, and Cuban contemporary technique.