Zoe Lesser, originally from Los Angeles, began tap dancing at 7 years old, when Alfred Desio noticed her watch his class every week and invited her in. In the following years she was mentored by Hiroshi Hamanishi, Denise Scheerer, and Melinda Sullivan. She has performed at the San Pedro Arts Festival, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and Zipper Hall and is a former member of the Colburn Tap Ensemble. She graduated from Skidmore College this past year with degrees in Theater and English. She currently works at Steppenwolf Theatre Company as the LookOut Producing Apprentice. She is incredibly grateful to be a part of the CTT community and looks forward to learning and growing under Mark’s guidance.