Born and raised in Poland, to an American mother and Polish father, Leal started dancing at the early age of 3 years old. As a child, she trained in classical ballet, contemporary techniques and hip hop, and went on to study at the Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands in 2011. It was at that time, that her mental health interrupted her dance career trajectory, and she was forced to take time off from training. A few tumultuous years later, she managed to recover enough to rejoin the dance community, and reentered her education, this time at the Ailey School in New York.
Since having graduated the Independent Study program in 2015, Leal has completed three seasons with Sidra Bell Dance New York having toured internationally and was chosen as Dance Magazines 25 to Watch as well as being featured on the January 2018 cover. She has had the pleasure to attend Springboard Danse Montreal in the summer of 2016, and in 2017 was signed to be represented by commercial agency blocNYC, which lead to engagements like appearing in a GAP commercial and performing alongside Ariana Grande at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. As of September 2018 Leal is thrilled to be an artistic associate at Gibney Dance Company. Through her advocacy fellowship, she is hoping to use her experience to fuel advocacy work on the subject of mental health within the dance community.