Leandro Silva was born in Bahia, Brazil. He began his Capoeira training at the age of ten with Mestre Jelon Vieira and has demonstrated and taught Capoeira throughout Brazil, the U.S. and Europe. An accomplished, professionally trained dancer of various styles (Capoeira, Afro Brazilian, Modern, Ballet, Contemporary), Leandro has toured the world for several years as a member of the highly acclaimed DanceBrazil dance company. He has also worked with international companies such as Brazarte Dance Company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Orquestra Popular da Bahia, and Ballethnic Dance Company. He has also performed in important dance events such as Capezio 125 years and Broadway & Beyond (2012-2014). Leandro has been director and choreographer of National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, choreographer assistant of So You Think You Can Dance (Canada) and performed in the Houston Brazilian Festival. He was also an artist in residence for Philadanco Dance Company. For the past several years, Leandro has been developing his own style of dance, where he mixes Capoeira with modern and contemporary dance, and is the Artistic Director and Choreographer of Silva Dance Company.