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Department ofTheatre and Dance

Leon Damasco

Leon Damasco

Adjunct Lecturer

Leandro Glory Damasco, Jr. is a dancer, choreographer, photographer, and filmmaker from Sacramento, CA. He started his professional dance career with Nicholas Leichter at the Joyce Theater in New York City. He trained with Bay Area companies such as Joe Goode Performance, Axis Dance, Project Bandaloop, and Pauvfe Dance. Leandro later joined the Los Angeles-based company, DIAVOLO, in 2012 and became the company's first resident choreographer with his choreography highlighted in the trilogy L'espace Du Temps, which first premiered at the Movimentos Festival in Wulfsburg Germany.

As an avid traveler, Leandro's teaching residencies include CSU Sacramento, Marin Academy, Scottsdale Community College, Utah Valley University, CSU Los Angeles, CALArts, University of Central Oklahoma, and UC Irvine. After completing DIAVOLO's latest repertoire L.O.S.T. and appearing in America's Got TalentLeandro studied and earned his MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine where he developed and taught his own movement philosophy and technique called Ebb and Floorwork. Ebb and Floorwork is a movement methodology aimed to harmonize the body with the floor by entering a flow state through mental and physical challenges.

Leandro is currently teaching contemporary/modern dance at Santa Clara University and is a sought after Director of Photography in dance film, with his works recently appearing internationally in the Nabla Festivals in Italy.