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Kristen Leccese

Freelance Writer & Editor

Location:New York, New York, United States
2 Skills

Iona College - New Rochelle, NY
Class of 2010
BA in Mass Communication (Journalism)
Minor in Fine Arts (Dance)
Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies
Dean’s List, 3.8 GPA, Dance Team

The Mary Louis Academy - Jamaica Estates, NY
Class of 2006
Advanced Regents Diploma
Honor Roll, Dance Team


Singh Hospitality Group - Bethpage, NY
Hostess / Marketing Assistant, May 2008 - Present
Duties (Hostess): Manage seating plans, reservations, wait lists, resolve customer issues
Duties (Marketing): Manage restaurant Facebook and Twitter accounts, maintain contact and interact with online audience, design and create menus and flyers for special events

Lasio Inc. - Long Island City, NY
Public Relations and Marketing Assistant, September 2010 - February 2011
Duties: Blogging, social media, writing copy for products, editing copy, creating concepts for ads and promotional material, assisting clients and pitching the product to possible future buyers - Douglaston, NY
Freelance writer, October 2010 - November 2010
Duties: Write articles on various local businesses in Douglaston and Bayside - interview business owners and employees, talk to clientele, take photographs of interior and exterior of each establishment

Hannah Kroner School of Dance - Albertson, NY
Dance Teacher, January 2004 - June 2008
Duties: Teach children and teen’s classes in ballet, jazz, gymnastics and special education – lead class in a safe and productive manner, create a comfortable class atmosphere, act as a role model for young dancers, choreograph routines for shows.

I also have acted as Hannah Kroner’s poster model for the past 4 years, representing the studio in many ads that appeared in newspapers and online. My photo can been seen at the following link:

Awards & Leadership Experience:

Iona College Department of Fine & Performing Arts - New Rochelle, NY
Iona Dance Ensemble soloist and contributing choreographer
“Landscapes of the Imagination” - May 2009
“Movement Spoken Here” - May 2010

Hannah Kroner School of Dance
Soloist and choreographer, American Cancer Society Benefit Performance
May 2003 - 2010

Women's Studies Scholar Award
Honored performer and choreographer for "Untitled Duet" - May 2010

Starbound Dance Competition
Platinum and Gold Awards, 2003 - 2007


Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, PowerPoint
Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
Knowledge of basic HTML and blogging tools - Wordpress, Tumblr, etc.
Knowledge of hard news writing, feature stories, blogging, editorials, fiction and poetry
Excellent editing and proofreading skills, meticulous attention to detail
Experienced in Social Media strategies and internet marketing techniques
Excellent photography and photo editing skills
Knowledge of advertising strategies and creative process
Skilled in writing/working on a short deadline
Strong leadership and organizational skills

References available upon request
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