- Adult Dance Program
Born in Springfield, Illinois, Arthur Leeth has been affiliated with Boston Ballet since 1977. He attended Butler University in Indiana, where he began his dance training under George Verdak and majored in music and dance.
After three years at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre, Leeth came to Boston Ballet as an apprentice and the following year became a member of the company. He danced leading roles in a variety of classical and contemporary ballets, including Concerto Barocco, Fall River Legend, Fanfare, Four Temperaments, Giselle, Lilac Garden, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Serenade, and Swan Lake.
In 1980, Leeth staged and danced The Sleeping Beauty for the Ballet Clasico de Santo Domingo. He also has made guest appearances with a number of U.S. ballet companies, performing in Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, and Les Sylphides. Since his official retirement from the stage in 1987, Leeth has continued to perform character roles in Boston Ballet's productions of La Sylphide, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, Lilac Garden, Scheherazade, and La Sonnambula.
He teaches at The Boston Conservatory, and is director of artistic operations for Burklyn Ballet Theatre and ballet master for Burklyn Youth Ballet in their summer performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Leeth now serves as assistant to Music Director Jonathan McPhee, and as Boston Ballet’s music librarian and orchestra personnel manager.