Bleeckie Streetie is a puppet most commonly known from YouTube, and from Dallas, TX. Her character is a bubbly 5-year-old who is enthusiastic about life. She doesn't believe in negativity, and wants to be a journalist, or 'journanalist,' when she grows up.
Bleeckie's videos primarily focus on her interviews with local talents, celebrities, and anybody in between with the purpose of sharing their stories with the world. Bleeckie specializes in asking every kind of question imaginable -- she doesn't believe any question is too personal, and her enthusiasm and innocence definitely get her a long way!
Bleeckie is very unique. She's a fan of mis-matched patterns and styles, and doesn’t care if she wears sneakers with a dress. And blue skin? Definitely not typical. But Bleeckie LOVES the fact that she’s different. She loves being an individual! She loves who she is, and wouldn’t change it for anything.
"But who is Bleeckie, REALLY? If you know what I mean.."
Okay, okay. The truth? Bleeckie is played by Leslie Rose. Basically, Leslie is a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she received her Master’s in Children’s Media. She got to take classes taught by some of the leading producers, creators, and writers in the children’s media industry. It was a dream come true -- some of the guest lecturers were even famous puppeteers on Sesame Street!
Leslie worked at Sesame Workshop while attending New York University, and is featured in the book Sesame Street: A Celebration of 40 Years of Life on the Street. Between attending NYU and working at Sesame Street, Leslie was lucky enough to meet and work with some of her mentors in the children’s media industry. Now Leslie (and Bleeckie!) are back in Dallas, ready to meet and interview new BFFs!
Some trivia about Bleeckie: The night Bleeckie was made/born, she was signed by Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street). Yay!