M r. Castilone has been involved with The David DeMarie Dance Studio since its inception in 1968. His formal training has been entirely with the DeMarie Studio and he continues to broaden his expertise by studying with renowned teachers and attending dance seminars throughout the country. He has had twelve years of classical training in music, performed in musical theater, and has taught for many dance organizations and studios in the U.S. and Canada.
Leonard’s choreography has been recognized with top honors both locally and nationally, and his students have won high score awards for excellence in dance at Dance Masters of America, EMpire Dance Challenge, New York City Dance Alliance, Rochester Invitationals, Starbound, Starpower, WNY Dance Championships, Showstoppers, Summerdanse Festival, Onstage New York, and the American Dance Awards. In addition, Leonard has adjudicated for all of the major dance competitions in the U.S. and Canada.
Mr. Castilone takes pride that all of his tap and jazz faculty have been trained at the studio, insuring consistency in education throughout the school. The David DeMarie Dance adult faculty bring a wealth of knowledge to their students. From professional performing and choreographic experience to college degrees, they offer training unmatched by any other studio in Western New York.