Leslie Channell

Director of Business Operations – Education & Community Engagement

Leslie Channell works currently as the Business Manager for DCPA Education and comes to the position with more than 20 years of experience in arts administration and management. With a BA in Musical Theatre and Dance, Leslie began her career as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer before becoming interested in the business of arts. She has worked in non-profit arts organizations large and small in Chicago, New York, Oklahoma, and Colorado, including as the Assistant to the Executive Director of the acclaimed Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY and as Deputy Director of the State of Oklahoma Film & Music Office, assisting with such films as “August: Osage County” and William H. Macy’s directorial debut, “Ruderless.” Leslie continues to dance, studying tap with Brenda Buffalino, Barbara Duffy and locally with Ellie Sciarra.