Dawn Leite is a community builder in Lethbridge. Dawn’s unique background brings a level of creativity, dynamism and energy to her work that is envied by many.
Dawn developed a passion for the arts early in life, studying clarinet in her hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, at a young age. She earned her degree in Music Education at the University of Lethbridge in 2004, and upon graduating, taught music for three years.
Dawn has worked in arts administration for over 15 years, working with organizations such as Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, Allied Arts Council, Lethbridge Community Band Society, Lethbridge Jazz Society, Heart of Our City, New West Theatre, more, in the capacity of employee and board member. She has also served with many community groups, including Upper Victoria Park Neighbour Day, Rotary Club of Lethbridge Downtown, the City of Lethbridge Canada Day Committee and the Original Lethbridge Business Breakfast Club.
Drawing on her board governance expertise, Dawn has started a new career as an insurance specialist working directly with arts and culture organizations.