Leslie Hellman (Vida) is delighted to make her first appearance with Azure Lorica. She is at heart a Chicago girl, where her many credits include work with Apple Tree Theatre, Organic Theatre and Lifeline. Favorite roles (Chicago) include: Hannah, The Devils Arithmetic (Apple Tree Theater); Anne, The Diary of Anne Frank; Stephanie, The Gift (Organic Theater); Egle, La Dispute (Bailiwick Rep.) Favorite LA roles include Joanne, Landscape of the Body, and originating the role of Carrie, In the Absence of Angels (Write Act Rep.) Film credits include indie films The Lark, Be That Guy, The Key, and Unwritten Rules. TV credits include Commercials, Industrials & Music Videos with her most recent being “Young Buyers” for Toyota. She is passionate about the power of Theater in Education, and as “Captain Leslie’s Science” brings her original Educational workshops and unique hands-on Science & Storytelling experiences to children all over LA. Leslie is a member of SAG and holds a degree in Theater from Northwestern University.