Born 30th August 1983, Leanne Pinder is a professional British actress, singer and choreographer from Mansfield, UK. Best known for her work in Matilda and We Will Rock You, she has been a resident choreographer and assistant choreographer for many shows in the West End, as well as UK Tours. Leanne also teaches choreography across many schools and colleges across the UK like the Pineapple Performing Arts School, London School of Musical Theatre, Urdang Academy and Wilkes Academy. Apart from doing all these, she is also a qualified Zumba fitness instructor.
She trained at The Udrang Academy, London, acquiring a diploma in Musical Theatre and Dance. Leanne also attended Expressions School of Performing Arts, Mansfield.
Her theatre credits include Swing in the Original London Production of We Will Rock You (2002); Swing in the West End Transfer of Matilda: The Musical (2011); Ensemble in the World Premiere Production of Groundhog Day (2016); Swing in the Original West End Production of Strictly Ballroom (2018); Ensemble in the Original West End Production of Waitress (2019); Classical Pianist Maksim at the Roundhouse, London.
She was u/s Rizzo, Cha Cha, Patti in the UK Tour of Grease: The Musical; u/s Maria, Shirley in Saturday Night Fever; Iris Kelly in the UK Tour of Fame.
Leanne worked as an Associate Choreographer is the UK Tour of We Will Rock You; Resident Choreographer in the West End Production of Matilda: The Musical; Assistant Choreographer in Matilda in Broadway, and American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre.
She has also worked on television, appearing in Musicool, the opening credits of Top of the Pops, The 5 O’clock Show, and the Olympic Crossover Ceremony Concert at the Buckingham Palace. Having worked with Bunton and Girls aloud as a dancer, Leanne has appeared on many television shows.