Jonathan Leonard is from Melrose, MA and began dancing under the direction of his mother, Donna Leonard, at their family-owned studio. After graduating high school, he moved to New York City to study on scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School. He danced with Joffrey Concert Group during his three-year study, and went on to dance professionally with the Sarasota Ballet Studio Company and Ballet Hispánico II. Since joining New York Theatre Ballet in 2019, Jonny has originated roles in works by Antonia Franceschi, Robert La Fosse, Richard Alston, James Whiteside, and Bridgman-Packer Dance. Now in his fourth season, he’s eager to continue to grow as an artist under the new direction of Steven Melendez.