Leonardo Brito

Mariinsky Ballet: Guest Artist (2014)
Ballet Hispánico (2020-present)

Photo by Kyle Froman

Leonardo Brito started dancing at the age of 14 in his hometown of Saquarema in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Inspired by a group of dancers performing at a holiday party, he was invited to drop into one of their jazz classes and immediately fell in love with dance. He trained at Escola Estadual de Dança Maria Olenewa, Centro de Artes Nós da Dança, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Miami City Ballet School, and The Ailey School. Brito has performed with companies such as the Mariinsky Ballet (during the company’s tour in Rio de Janeiro in 2014), Nós da Dança, the company of The Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, Emotions Physical Theater, As Arts NY Dance, Dance Theater of Florida, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (in Memoria in 2017), and Ailey II. He joined Ballet Hispánico in 2020. Brito was awarded the III Brazilian Modern Dance Congress, and he has performed works by Robert Battle, Jennifer Archibald, Troy Powell, Jae Man Joo, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Amy Hall Garner, Melanie Futorian, Ray Mercer and Bradley Shelver. He has also made appearances in a Tommy Hilfiger Pride Campaign in 2019, OUT Magazine’s May 2019 issue, and season two of the FX television series POSE.


Leonardo Brito: Dancer, Ballet Hispánico
On the World Stage with Leonardo Brito, Hong Kong Dance Magazine

See also:

Dancer’s Corner: Leonardo Brito, Ballet Hispánico 

Social media: 

Instagram @leonardobrittom

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