Leigh Robertson (Contra-Mestra Gata Brava) began training under the guidance of Mestre Doutor, A.S.C.A.B. Capoeira, in 2000. Since receiving her Instructor cord in 2006 she has been a featured guest instructor at Capoeira events throughout the country and abroad. After earning the rank of Professora in 2009, Leigh founded Capoeira Morro Verde with the vision of creating a Capoeira community in her home town of New Hope, PA and opened the first and only Capoeira Academy & Cultural Center in her area. She is dedicated to preserving the unique style of Capoeira passed down to her through a multi-faceted instructional program for children and adults. In 2015 Leigh was promoted to Contra-Mestra and is honored to be the first woman in the history of ASCAB Capoeira to achieve this recognition.
Leigh is determined to inspire as many people as possible through capoeira. Some of her most fulfilling work is with underserved communities that have limited access to the arts. She also performs professionally in movies, artistic productions, festivals, charity events and education centers.