(Talent & Casting Executive) is an Emmy Nominated Casting Director with 20 years of experience working with talent of all ages. Based in New York City, she specializes in television with a focus on young talent. Leslie is the former Director of Casting for Nickelodeon’s New York Office where she was the Executive Casting Director for Nick Jr with an expertise in animation casting for principle cast members for series including Dora The Explorer, Bubble Guppies, Go Diego Go, Blue’s Room and Team Umizoomi. In addition to animation, Leslie oversaw all of the voice-over & live-action promo casting and bookings for all of the Nickelodeon Kids & Family Networks. During her 7 years at Nickelodeon, a big part of her day-to-day was as the Casting Director for all Nickelodeon Networks for the NY Region. This included casting and massive searches for live-action principle roles. Credits include: Victorious, How to Rock, Rags, The Troop, plus several pilots. Leslie loves working with and molding young talent & young adults for scripted series, but also excels in the casting of Hosts/Comedians for live and pre-taped interstitials and for red carpet events/interviews. Leslie also has an extensive background in Talent Relations and Contract Negotiations. Before she was a Casting Director, Leslie was a Talent Agent at Cunningham, Escott, Slevin & Doherty (CESD) out of their NY office. For nearly 10 years she worked her way up from an Assistant in the Adult Voice-over Department to Agent in the Young Talent Division where she had a hand in launching the stellar careers of several young talent and adults. Leslie is also a former headshot photographer, and continues to be an animation and promo/commercial Voice Director, plus a private acting coach for young talent. One of Leslie’s loves is Social Media for Branding and Marketing of Talent. Leslie is a proud member of the Casting Society of America and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.