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

FELIX "MICHAEL" GALVAN

New National Host of Leap!

Felix “Michael” Galvan started dancing at the age of 9. He competed as a dancer and an All-Star Cheerleader, winning titles in places such as LA, Vegas and Hawaii. At the age of 21 he became a member of the Mt SAC Repertory Company under the direction of Lee Martino and Amy Nakamura. It was there at Mt SAC where he performed at various shows including The Palm Desert Choreography Festival and The American College Dance Festival. Felix has proven himself as a force to be reckoned with in the competition circuit, earning multiple championships and choreography awards for his work. As a performer he has been in multiple contemporary companies as well as hip hop crews. In 2016 he, with his crew, won at World of Dance LA. As a professional he has shared the stage with people such as Jennifer Holiday, Lucas Grabeel, Courtney Love, Walk The Moon, Snoop Dogg and his personal favorite Seth Rogen. In 2015 he was named Most Innovative Choreographer by the National Dance Alliance in Daytona, FL. He prides himself on his versatility and always encourages a positive work space.

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

EmCee/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 Downey is a native of Lebanon, Ohio and is a proud student of Drew Vamosi! He is also the Co-Owner and Director Leap’s convention The Ambassador Series. Trevor has been teaching dance and choreographing all over the country for the past 15 years and was also a Show Supervisor at RWS Entertainment Group in New York City where he was in charge of choreographing and setting production shows for Holland America Cruise Lines. His choreography credits include Sweet Charity, Chicago, Pippin, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Story, and is going on his 6th year as the Opening Number choreographer Energy National Finals. Before transitioning into a choreography Trevor lived in New York City for over 10 years making a living as a dancer. Some of his performance credits include the 1st National Tour of La Cage Aux Folles starring George Hamilton, the 25th Anniversary International Tour of CATS as Mr. Mistoffelees, West Side Story as A-Rab, Sugar…Some Like It Hot at Gateway Playhouse, Odyssey Dance Company’s Spring Tour in Germany, Cirque’s Carnivale in Romania, Christmas Dreams in Branson, MO, Disney World’s Celebrate the Seasons, Norwegian Cruise Lines. His favorite job as dancer was performing at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes! Trevor has won many awards in his career including Best Individual Performance for his portrayal of the Soldier in New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Petrouchka. Trevor moved to LA in 2012 and began working almost immediately at Disneyland as a dancer in the original cast of Mickey and the Magical Map. He also joined The Union Dance Project company as a Principal Dancer and performed at the famous and prestigious Jacob’s Pillow in MA. During is off days of performing Trevor was on  faculty at Dance Studio No. 1 and appeared as a judge numerous times on Dance Mom’s. Trevor now lives back in Ohio teaching and choreographing at multiple studios and academy’s and continues to have a passionate and successful career with dance!

VICTOR ROCHA

Stage Manager

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.

ANDY CIHACEK

Special Onstage Lighting Design

Bio coming soon!

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ANNETTE VAMOSI

Production Assistant

Bio coming soon!

ANDREW COX

Driver/Lighting Tech

Bio coming soon!