Leanne trained at Mountview academy of Theatre Arts and made her professional debut as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End. In the first year of Hairspray's success Leanne was awarded the Critics Circle Award for Best Newcomer, the Theatregoers Choice Award 2008 for Best Actress in a Musical and also the Laurence Olivier Award 2008 for Best Actress in a Musical.
Theatre - Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), Jack & The Beanstalk (Alhambra Theatre, Bradford), Hairspray (DUCTAC, Dubai) The Naked Truth (UK Tour), Tick Tick Boom (Union Theatre), You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Tabard Theatre), Beauty & The Beast (Gordon Craig, Stevenage), Bedroom Farce (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich) The Sunny Side of The Street (The Jermyn Street Theatre), Saucy Jack & The Space Vixens (Leicester Square Theatre) and Molly Wobbly's Tit Factory (The Lyric Theatre Belfast & Edinburgh Fringe 2012 and in the West End in 2014), 'Bea' in the original west end cast of The Three Little Pigs (Palace Theatre), Jack & The Beanstalk 2016 and Beauty and The Beast 2019 (The Woodville), Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (UK Tour 2020).
Television & Film - ‘Nugget Love’ directed by Charlie Manton, BBC’s ‘Silent Witness’,
ITV’s ‘Unforgotten’, CATS directed by Tom Hooper.