Leonardo Sardella

Founder and Program Director

Leonardo Sardella was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He began studying Tango and other dance at the Conservatorio Nacional de Danza at the age of eight. Leo went on to study with many Tango maestros including: Osvaldo Zotto, Claudio Gonzalez and Garciela Gonzalez.


Leo has been a leading or featured dancer in Tango shows presented in prestigious theaters in Buenos Aires and around the world. In recent years, he has toured, taught and performed in the United States and Europe with Graciela Gonzales, including: Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Minneapolis, Vienna, St. Petersburg and Rome.


With Walter Perez, Leo co-founded Malevaje Dance Company, Atlantic Tango, The New York Queer Tango Weekend, and Friends of Argentine Tango.

Leonardo Sardella