Royalty Dance Academy is proud to announce our last new instructor for 2018-2019! Drumroll please…
Leo’s extensive training began at the age of 8 on a full scholarship with the San Francisco Ballet (under the direction of Helgi Tomasson) and continued for 10 years. Leo studied ballet, jazz, modern, blues, Afro Haitian, and choreography under the direction of Elvia Marta at the School of the Arts San Francisco.
He has danced in the San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker from 1994-2002, in 1994 also dancing in “Ruslan & Ludmilla” with the San Francisco Opera. In transition of becoming a commercial dancer he has choreographed/assisted/danced for artists such as Carlos Santana, Jackie Chan, Paula Abdul and 50 Cent to name a few. As a company dancer, he has performed for choreographers such as Daniel Ezralow, Dee Caspary & Justin Giles. He has been in music videos for artists such as Bjork, MØ, and Sigur Ros. He is a faculty at EDGE Performing Arts Center in Hollywood. Pursuing a career as choreographer/instructor, he has toured as a convention teacher for LA Dance Magic, Hollywood Vibe & iHollywood dance. Currently guest teaching at universities, international dance studios, and for dance events.
Leo will be teaching our Tech/Jazz 3, Tech/Jazz 6, Adv. Contemporary 7-12th grade classes as well as directing our Petite and Teen Prodigy Dancers!
Welcome Leo, we are blessed and honored to have you on staff as a part of our Royalty Family!