Lea is originally from northern New Jersey. She had most of her ballet training from Master Gabriella Darvash, as well as the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. She has danced with various classical and contemporary ballet companies such as Metropolitan Classical Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Roxey Ballet, and Repertory Dance Theatre. Some of her favorite repertory includes principal and leading roles in Scheherazade, Paquita, Bolero, Gaite Parisienne, Le Train Bleu, Walpurgisnacht, Les Sylphides, Christopher Fleming's The Three Musketeers, Septime Webre's Peter Pan, as well as versions of Dracula, Othello, and too many Nutcrackers to remember. Lea has had many ballets choreographed for her while dancing for Ballet Dallas: Shelton-Tabor’s Firebird, Holmes’ Man O Tuand, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Bowman’s Pride and Joy, just to name a few.