Karen Leslie Moscato began classes at Princeton Ballet School after seeing ARB’s Nutcracker when she was four years old. She also attended summer programs at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center and Boston Ballet. Since joining ARB, Karen Leslie has performed feature roles in works by Gerald Arpino, Jose Limon, Ann Marie DeAngelo, Mary Barton, Douglas Martin, Phillip Jerry, Kirk Peterson, Patrick Corbin and Twyla Tharp. In ARB’s Nutcracker, she has performed a number of principal roles including Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen and Dew Drop Fairy. She danced the role of Juliet in the world premiere of Douglas Martin’s Romeo and Juliet and the role of Titania in the world premiere of Martin’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She danced the lead Nymph in Kirk Peterson's Afternoon of a Faun and War in José Limón’s There Is a Time. She has been with ARB since 2011.
Karen Leslie danced the role of Juliet in the world premiere of Douglas Martin’s Romeo and Juliet.