Léon was discovered at the age of 12 by the artistic director of TCDA-IBF, Théodore Constant who was part of the jury of the international dance competition "Espoirs de la Danse" in Montpellier, France.
At the invitation of Mr. Constant, Leon attended the TCDA-IBF Summer Intensive in Sacramento, California in 2016, returning every year since (except during the corona virus due to travel restrictions).
Below, Leon during the TCDA-IBF Summer Intensives with Theodore Constant and his guest-artists, and on stage during the Gala performances (scroll left / click the arrow for more photos).
Below, Leon at the Sacramento International Airport - his first trip to the United States at age 12, and during the TCDA-IBF organized weekend activities over the years (scroll left / click on arrow for more photos).
After Leon's first summer at the TCDA-IBF, Mr. Constant awarded him a scholarship to the Berlin State Ballet School in Germany.
Leon welcomed that opportunity. He also took the opportunity to visit the great German city, in particular the Berlin Wall.
Below, Léon's first contemporary dance experience at the TCDA-IBF at the age of 12.
Mr. Constant encouraged Léon to audition for the Paris Opera Ballet School. Leon took his advice and after auditioning he was accepted to the Parisian school.
This summer, Léon will graduate from the Paris Opera Ballet School and will be joining once again the TCDA-IBF Summer Intensive. We are looking forward to welcome him again!