Leonardo Sardella

Leonardo Sardella started dancing tango professionally in his hometown of Buenos Aires. He has trained with renowned tango instructors. Leonardo has performed on the best stages in Argentina with several dance companies. Colon theater and Cervantes theater among others.


He moved to New York City in 2011 when he co-founded Male Tango dance company.

And later Friends of Argentine Tango, a non profit organization that brings shows and classes to seniors and schools kids, working with City Center and performing for the schools at the City Center stage.


Leonardo has participated in the International Tango festivals worldwide and has performed in major cities in the United States and in England, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Dominican Republic , Mexico, Bolivia and Argentina.


He ranks very high on the list of the most important Argentine tango dancers in the world that are capable of exchanging smoothly and creatively roles of leader and follower.


Leonardo was the choreographer of: Male Tango, (IATI theatre) which was recognized with two HOLA (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors) awards (Outstanding performance in musical theater: Leonardo Sardella - and Outstanding Musical production, and Two Latin ACE Awards (Asociación de Cronistas de Espectáculos de NY) nominations (Best Director - best choreographer)


He was also part of Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing - teaching and performing with renowned Argentine electronic tango band Tanghetto and the típica Messies.

Alistair Macauley of the New York Times said regarding his dance:

“Elegance, musicality, romance, wit and serious glamor.”

Leonardo Sardella