Salvatore Leocata

1989, IT


Salvatore was born in Catania/Sicily. At the age of fourteen, he began his dance lessons in classical dance, modern jazz and hip-hop at the private dance school Associazione Tersicore San Giorgio, director Letizia Scuder.

In 2004, he took second place at the Federazione Italiana Danza, F.I.D. in the Junior Modern Jazz category, in first place in the Junior Ballet category in 2005.

From 2005 to 2006, Salvatore danced in the theater company Toni Musumeci and performed in choreographies by Rossana Tortora.

In 2006-2010, Salvatore studied contemporary dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy.

In 2007, he danced at the Holland Dance Festival in The Hague in choreographies by Jiri Kylian and Mauro Bigonzetti as well as in 2008 and 2009 in the CODARTS performance Talent on the Move as well as at the performance of 18 years Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation in the Theater Rigiblick Zurich.


In the fourth and last year of his training at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, he does a stage at the company Itzik Galili in Amsterdam, which performs the piece The Casualties of Memories and thus performs throughout Holland. For the school years 2008/09 and 2009/10, Salvatore receives a scholarship from the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation.

In 2010, Salvatore became a member of the Dansgroep Amsterdam company under the artistic direction of Krisztina de Châtel and Itzik Galili. The company performs guest performances throughout Europe.

Salvatore ends his dancing career and lives in Palermo, where he works as a supervisor for the company of the American fashion designer Michael Kors.