Ms. Beverleigh was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and was raised by artistic parents. Leila has earned a BFA in Animation and Illustration from SJSU, and a MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford. She studied under prestigious professors in the field and Hall of Fame Illustrators. Her collaboration as a digital background painter in animated short films has earned her an Annie Awards’ nomination.As an illustrator, Leila enjoys spending time in her private studio, focusing on developing bodies of work dedicated to the world of dance and during her free time, she is an avid museum and performing arts attendee. She is currently part of the faculty at SJSU Animation/Illustration program and has joined Pinewood since 2019.