Leonardo Gonzalez

Ballet Idaho Apprentice

About:

Leonardo Imanol Rosado González was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He started with gymnastic training in Arecibo, Puerto Rico in his early years. At the age of 9, he started ballet with “Bellas Artes de Arecibo” (Arts School). There he studied under the tutoring of Lisbeth Zeda, Wayne Report, and Carla Curret. During his first year, he was awarded a scholarship to “Ballet de San Juan” where he was exposed and trained under their entire faculty. Later on, he was the only person in Puerto Rico that earned a scholarship titled “Futuro Danzante”( Future Dancer) at 13, with the opportunity to attend Germany for ballet training. That same year he started training under Waldo Gonzalez and the faculty of the “School for the Performing Arts”. There he not only developed his ballet skills but also expanded his dance vocabulary in many other styles including Modern, Musical Theater, and hip-hop. During that time, when he started high school he enrolled in “Julian E. Blanco Escuela especializada en Ballet” (Specialized School in Ballet) where he remained for three years. At 16 he was awarded with a Two-year male scholarship with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. There he trained under late Marcia D. Weary, Darla Hoover, Simon Ball, Andrea Long, Nicholas Ade, Alan Hineline, and the rest of the CPYB faculty. He was allowed to perform various Balanchine ballets like The Nutcracker (The Cavalier, Tea, Spanish, Hoops, Soldier Doll, etc) and Tarantella. Also, he was given the chance to dance in some of Alan Hineline’s choreographies and ballets.

 

This is Leonardo’s second season with Ballet Idaho.

Generously sponsored for the 2021.22 season by Mary Abercrombie.