With a Master's in Musical Performance from the world renowned University of North Texas Music Program and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi, Lenia is also a native from Havana, Cuba. At 15 years old, she participated as a soloist with the symphony orchestra of the Conservatory Guillermo Tomas, Cuba in the second festival of symphony orchestras in Cuba. She joined the jazz band of the famous “Tropicana” in Cuba, accompanying the show for 4 years while also serving as an alternate flutist in the National Band of Cuba. With a love for performing, she debuted internationally as a jazz flute player and vocalist with different ensembles. As a vocalist and flutist, she joined the United Arab Emirates for 2 years, helping her decide to officially make her home in the United States as she finished her studies and continues in her love of teaching here. As a winner of the Austin Flute Society Masterclass Competition. in 2016, and a principal flute of the Mississippi Intercollegiate Band (Honor Band event), she also premiered as a guest artist at the Louisiana Flute Festival teaching a jazz class entitled “Thinking Outside the Box”. She was also selected as an alternate for the NFA Jazz Flute Masterclass and one of the winners of the NFA Flute Choir Competition. Creative Soul is ecstatic to have Lenia on our top notch Faculty team!