2018 Role Model Gender

Leanne Pero

  • 7 months ago
  • written by NDA

SHORTLISTED NOMINEE: 

POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR GENDER –


Leanne Pero is an entrepreneur, author, mentor, philanthropist and most recently, Breast Cancer Survivor. She founded her first dance enterprise at the tender age of 15 and has gone on to dedicate most of her adult life to creating innovative community focused dance and performing arts initiatives to inspire young people and make a difference. During her 18 year career, Leanne has generated over £250,000 worth of funding through her dance enterprise The Movement Factory and has reached over 500,000 young people through programmes across London. In 2014 Leanne became the first Community Ambassador for Pineapple Studios and in 2017 became CEO of Pineapple’s first Charity – Pineapple Community. Recently surviving her battle with Breast Cancer at just 31 years of age, this incredible role model has used her platform to raise awareness of cancer amongst young people by documenting her journey.


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