Leslie McCue is Mississauga, Ojibway from Curve Lake First Nation. Leslie is an arts administrator, artist, performer and educator who over the years has fought for Indigenous rights by breaking stereotypes and raising cultural awareness. Her work is driven by her past, her passion to educate and the motivation to empower others. Leslie is currently the General Manager for Paprika Festival, the Administrator for Chocolate Woman Collective and the Coordinator for the Royal Ontario Museum Youth Cabinet. Leslie is excited to be a Resident Artist Educator for YPT this season. Leslie currently sits on the Indigenous Advisory Circle at the Royal Ontario Museum and freelances for various organizations in arts administration, facilitation, project coordination and curation. Leslie has been invited by Theatre Direct to conceive and curate a week of Indigenous arts and learning-focused programming for children and their families for WeeFestival 2018.
Some highlight performances include: The Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), The Vancouver Winter Olympics Athletes Village and Pavilions (British Columbia), Museum of Civilization (Quebec), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Holland) and Juno Beach Museum (France).