Heather F. Lescaille

Photo: Janine Harris Photography

Heather Lescaille is a native of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where she received her training from Joan Miller at the Palm Beach Ballet Center. She was also a member of the first class at the Palm Beach County School of the Arts (now Bak &Dreyfoos SOA) where she graduated as a dance major. As a young student, Mrs. Lescaille was chosen by Elyse Borne to dance lead roles in Balanchine’s Concerto Barrocco & Serenade. She also performed principal roles in ballets such as Paquita & The Sleeping Beauty.

Mrs. Lescaille spent her summers training on scholarship at prestigious programs such as Sarasota Ballet, DanceAspen(with Violette Verdy & Jillana), Joffrey Ballet & Hartford Ballet. Upon graduation, she danced one season with Nashville Ballet only to discover that her true passion was in teaching not performing.

Lescaille married Alfredo Lescaille in 1998 and had their son Jude in September 2000. Over the years she has taught as a principal teacher & coach for various professional dance schools throughout the country. In 2004, she became a faculty member at the Orlando Ballet School (winner of the Most Outstanding School Award at the Youth America Grand Prix) under Director, Peter Stark and Artistic Director, Fernando Bujones. Upon returning to West Palm Beach, Mrs. Lescaille became a principal teacher of the pre-professional trainee program at Ballet Florida for three seasons.

She was theatre teacher at St. Ann Catholic School from 2008 – 2015. At St. Ann, Mrs. Lescaille directed several musicals including Seussical, Wizard of OZ, Willy Wonka, Beauty & the Beast, Honk & Shrek!

From 2013 – 2015, she served as adjunct dance faculty at the upper school campus for The Benjamin School. Mrs. Lescaille is currently on the dance faculty at Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

Former students of Mrs. Lescaille’s have gone on to companies, summer programs & colleges such as: ABT, Alvin Ailey, Carnegie Mellon, Harid, University of Florida, Cornell, USF, CPYB, Dominican University, FSU, Julliard, Milwaukee Ballet, Patel Conservatory, PBAU, Orlando Ballet, University of Washington at St. Louis, Washington Ballet & Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

Mrs. Lescaille believes that teaching the performing arts is not just about breeding performers. She focuses on guiding the students to be worldly, responsible and successful adults. Through this process, she believes it will be up to the student whether or not they want to perform professionally rather than someone else making that decision for them.