Leanne Foley taught as a classroom teacher in Australia and then returned to college to train as an actor. She later became teacher-in-charge at KITE Theatre (Brisbane, Queensland), which created theatre exclusively for the early childhood years. On arriving in Winnipeg, Leanne was employed by the Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP) as its Theatre School Administrator and later as MTYP Artistic Director Leslee Silverman’s Artistic Associate. For the past 15 years she has worked in Winnipeg as a theatre (costumes and sets) and film production designer. Leanne is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada. She was nominated for a Sterling Award in costume design for A Year with Frog & Toad (Edmonton) and a Blizzard in production design for The Nature of Nicholas. She received MAC’s Major Arts Award in 1997.