The Kennedy Center

Leo Manzari


Leo Manzari, from Washington, D.C., is a 15 year-old student at The Field School. He recently completed a run of Arena Stage's production of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies starring Maurice Hines at the Lincoln Theater. In June 2010, he performed in New York at the Astaire Awards as part of the Lifetime Achievement Tribute honoring Kenny Ortega; the D.C. Jazz Fest at the Lincoln Theater; and appeared with Maurice Hines in The Young People's Chorus Benefit in New York. Leo Manzari has also performed in Washington Ballet's Nutcracker, American Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet, and Debbie Allen's production of Brothers of the Knight at the Kennedy Center. He has trained in dance throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. On the competition circuit, he has won numerous regional and national awards and top honors for his duo dance performances with his brother, John Manzari. Leo Manzari iis honored to be invited back to the Kennedy Center.
Manzari Brothers