NATIONAL STAFF

ANDREW "DREW" VAMOSI

Owner & President

Drew Vamosi has been involved in all areas of the dance industry. Listed are just a few of his credits: 

Co-Founder and former Owner/Director of BravO! National Dance & Talent Competition, Former talent agent, Member of Actors Equity Association, Member of the National Dance Council of America.

Dancer & performer in multiple National Broadway and European touring productions including "Meet Me In St. Louis", "My One & Only", "Funny Girl", "Sugar Babies", "Music Man", "Gypsy", and "42nd Street."

Former dance studio Owner/Director, Attended Oklahoma City University (majored in dance), Actor/dancer in television commercials, Numerous teacher/choreography awards at various competitions, Former national competition EmCee & Judge.

30+ years of experience in the competition industry!

 

EMAIL: drew@LeapCompetition.com

TOLL FREE PHONE: 1-800-790-LEAP(5327) 

DIRECT: 402-933-2252

KATLIN LEONARD

Executive Director of Operations

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Katlin started her love for dance at the age of 3. She soon began competing at the regional and national title levels. Dancing for over 25 years, Katlin is still highly involved with teaching and choreographing. Some of her background includes performing as a member and captain for the Scarlets Dance Team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, including performing at both Pacific Life Bowl games and NCAA tournaments. She was a member and music editor for the semi-pro Omaha Beef Prime Dancers and the Omaha Mammoths FXFL Cheerleaders. Katlin recently served as the high school cheerleading coach at Omaha Burke for 3 years and has shared her dance choreography with various high school dance teams in the Omaha area to compete for state championships. 

 

Along with joining the Leap! National Staff this season, she can be found teaching various styles of dance at the local dance center in Blair, Nebraska. She also continues to choreograph routines for high school competitions. Katlin is extremely eager to work this season with our remarkable crew and looks forward to watching dancers from all over the country accomplish their dreams.

TYLER WARREN

Associate Director/Social Media Manager

Tyler Warren has been involved in the Dance Competition & Convention circuit for the past 10 years, serving as a Judge, MC, Master Teacher, Choreographer, and Associate Director. He is thrilled to be touring with Leap! this year, and looks forward to an exciting season ahead. Please enjoy Tyler's biography and performance credits below:

Tyler is a Dancer, Choreographer, Performer, and California Native. Tyler holds a degree in Dramatic Arts, Theatre emphasis, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, with National Tour and Regional credits including “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, “High School Musical”, “Damn Yankees”, “Kiss Me, Kate”, “Evita”, “The Sound of Music”, and “Anything Goes” to name a few. Tyler continues performing and choreographing for many professional Musical Theatre venues throughout the country. His keen eye for detail and unique stylization has gained him much recognition in recent years. Professional credits have included residencies with CMT’s Sacramento Music Circus, the Sacramento Theatre Company, as well as Radio Disney, hosting Arena events as Disney On Ice and Disney Channel concerts. Most recently, Tyler was asked to be an Ambassador for Capezio's new line of shoes, the Capezio Tap Sonic, showcasing them in his convention & master classes he teaches on tour in the dance circuit. Tyler has shared the stage dancing with artists including the Jonas Brothers and Vanessa Hudgens.

TREVOR DOWNEY

Associate Director

Trevor is a native of Lebanon, Ohio and also a proud student of Drew Vamosi! He is currently a principle dancer at The Union Dance Project, in which he got to perform at Jacob’s Pillow this past summer, and is an original cast member of Disneyland’s Mickey and the Magical Map. He’s is also currently teaching at Santa Monica’s Dance Studio No.1 as well as a co-owner of Dancekids Studio in Ohio that he’s been with for 15 years. Three years ago, Trevor was seen touring the county in the 1st National Tour of La Cage Aux Folles starring George Hamilton. Trevor performed at the Radio City Music Hall for two years in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and also starred as the Soldier in New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Petrouchka in which he was awarded the Best Individual Performance Award. Additional credits Include: Mr. Mistoffelees in the 25th Anniversary National Tour of CATS. International credits include: touring with Odyssey Dance Company in Germany, CATS in Brazil, Cirque’s Carnivale in Romania, and worldwide with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Other credits include A-Rab in West Side Story, Nicole in La Cage Aux Folles, Sugar... Some Like It Hot the Musical, Branson’s Christmas Dreams, Disney World’s Celebrate the Seasons, and more. Trevor’s choreography credits include Chicago, Suessical the Musical, Once Upon a Mattress, Sound of Music, Energy NDC Nationals Opening Number, workshops and conventions all over. 

VICTOR ROCHA

Associate Director

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved to New York City where he started his training in the School of America ballet at the age of 13. Upon graduation in 2009, he joined São Paulo Companhia de Dança where he performed ballets from international choreographers such as George Balanchine, Jiri Kyrian, Nacho Duato, John Cranko, and Marco Goecke. Then in 2012, Victor joined the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium where he performed works from Marcia Haydee, Christian, Spuck, Jorma Elo, Wayne McGregor, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and Glen Tetleys. In 2016, he was hired by RWS Entertainment Group, in association with Holland America Line, where he was a part of the creation of a brand-new show package and got to work hand in hand with John Cheron and Melanie Lewis. Victor is still with the company and is traveling the world aboard the Zaandam performing as a part of the Mainstage Entertainment Production Shows.

JOE KOLL

Senior Stage Manager/Awards Master

Joe has been been stage managing for dance competitions for the last ten years. Before joining Leap! in its inception, Joe previously worked for Executive Director, Drew Vamosi, at BravO! National Dance and Talent Competition. For a time he worked for both companies concurrently, and operated as Production Assistant, Stage Manager, and Tour Director.

Now, as Senior Stage Manager, Joe oversees a wide variety of aspects of the competition. From drafting the show schedule, to managing the warehouse, he does it all! It was this versatility and knowledge of the inner workings of a competition that helped him win the A.D.C.C. Industry Award for Outstanding Stage Manager in 2015.

He's come a long way from printing programs and sweeping up around the home office ... although he still does a lot of sweeping.

ANDY CIHACEK

Stage Manager

Bio coming soon!

ANNETTE VAMOSI

Production Assistant

Bio coming soon!

ANDREW COX

Driver/Lighting Tech

Bio coming soon!

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