Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, violist Leslie Dragan is a member of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. She holds music degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, achieving a Masters Degree from the latter.
Primary teachers include Lynne Ramsey of the Cleveland Orchestra and John Graham, renowned chamber musician and pedagogue.
She has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, New World Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Canton Symphony Orchestra, and the Akron Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she has played with the Aspen Music Festival Orchestras, National Repertory Orchestra, Spoleto USA Festival Orchestra, and the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra in Lucerne, Switzerland, conducted by Pierre Boulez.
Leslie is currently the viola teacher and program coordinator at Q the Music, a daily, tuition-free, after-school orchestra program of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra that supports the musical, academic, and social growth of at-promise youth at Ruskin Elementary in Dayton.
She also maintains a private studio of violin and viola students. Leslie lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband, Andrew.