Leslie Martinson, Director & Performance Coach, has led programs, coaching and consulting engagements with Stand & Deliver clients including Cisco, Genentech, Stanford University, Randstad, Seattle Genetics and several nonprofit organizations. She worked for many years with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, where she was the Associate Artistic Director and the Casting Director. Her directing credits there include World Premiere musicals and West Coast premieres.
A graduate of Occidental College and the University of Sussex, Leslie has been a Watson Fellow and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab. She has worked with the San Francisco service organization Theatre Bay Area since 2002, and was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship in Stage Direction by the Arts Council of Silicon Valley for artistic achievement and community impact.
In the Bay Area, Leslie has directed for City Lights Theatre Company, First Seen, Oakland Opera and Livermore Shakespeare Festival. Leslie teaches master classes and workshops for many universities and theatre companies.