Andrea Leininger pursued a professional ballet career after high school, dancing for ten years with various companies across the country. Her dance career took her to Dallas, Texas, where she met and married Bruce Leininger. After retiring from ballet, Andrea transitioned into a general accounting career, which she enjoyed until the birth of her son James in 1998, when she left work to become a full-time wife and mother. Andrea and her husband currently reside in Lafayette, Louisiana, and own their own human resources consulting business, Accelerated Performance Resources, LLC, for which she serves as a professional resume writer. She is also a gifted ballet teacher and enjoys teaching master classes for dance schools across the country, as well as serving as ballet director for Dance Graphics in Lafayette.