ARDEN LEONE

DANCER | CHOREOGRAPHER | ARTIST

ABOUT

Arden Leone, originally from Geneva, Illinois, is currently a senior at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. There, she is on scholarship pursuing a double major with a BFA in Dance Performance from the Meadows School of the Arts and a BA in Advertising from the Temerlin Advertising Institute.

 

While at SMU, Arden has had the opportunity to perform work by choreographers such as Paul Taylor, Adam Hougland, José Limón, Robert Dekkers and Danny Buraczeski.  She has also had the privilege to train with professional companies throughout Chicagoland and New York City such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Visceral Dance Chicago, River North Dance Chicago, Mark Morris Dance Group and Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

 

Arden has also trained in the Chicagoland area at Extensions Dance Center, Visceral Dance Center and Lou Conte Dance Studio under the direction of Lizzie MacKenzie Pontarelli, Ahmad Simmons, Laura Wade, Aubrey Klinger, Nick Pupillo and many others.  In the 2011-2012 season, Arden was a part of Extensions Dance Company, a pre-professional company directed by Lizzie MacKenzie Pontarelli that performed in many venues throughout the Chicago area.

 

In addition to dance, Arden also dedicates her time to serving her community, her church and participating in mission work across the world.

 

Arden feels very grateful for all of the opportunities that she has been presented with throughout her life thus far and she is so excited to see what opportunities the future has in store for her. She would also like to thank her mom, dad, sister and close friends for their endless love, support and encouragement; and above all, God for blessing her with more than she could ever imagine.

GALLERY

VIDEOS

RESUME

TRAINING

PERFORMANCES

AWARDS

BALLET

 

 

 

CONTEMPORARY

 

 

 

MODERN

 

 

 

JAZZ

 

 

 

POINTE

 

 

INTENSIVES

Southern Methodist University

 

Visceral Dance Center

 

Extensions Dance Center

Visceral Dance Center

 

 

Southern Methodist University

 

State Street Dance Studio

 

Southern Methodist University

Extensions Dance Center

Chicago Dance Elite

 

Southern Methodist University

 

 

Mark Morris Dance Group

VIM VIGOR

Visceral Dance Chicago

Thodos Dance Chicago

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

River North Dance Chicago

Point Park International Summer Dance           

Adam Hougland

Carter Alexander

Laura Wade

 

Lizzie MacKenzie

Nick Pupillo

Ahmad Simmons

 

Myra Woodruff

Christopher Dolder

Laura Kariotis

 

Danny Buraczeski

Aubrey Klinger

Kelly Ann Vitacca

 

Leslie Peck

Shelley Berg

 

2017 New York, NY

2016 New York, NY

2016 Chicago, IL

2016 Chicago, IL

2015 Dallas, TX

2014 Chicago, IL

2012-2013 Chicago, IL

2011 Pittsburgh, PA

AVALON

Firebird

There is a Time

Wild and Precious

Ezekiel’s Wheel

Handle

To the Fore

The Effect

Dietro Casa (Solo) Unobstructed Views (Duet)

April

The Novelty

West Side Story (Maria) Sleeping Beauty (Soloist) For the Cause

The Nutcracker

Danny Buraczeski

Delfos Danza Contemporanea

José Limón

Robert Dekkers

Danny Buraczeski

Christopher Dolder

Adam Hougland

Lizzie MacKenzie

Lizzie MacKenzie

Lizzie MacKenzie

Garth Johnson

Jason Hortin

Jerome Robbins

Marius Petipa

Kelly Ann Vitacca

Robert Joffrey

2016 Southern Methodist University

2016 Southern Methodist University

2015 Southern Methodist University 2015 Southern Methodist University 2015 Southern Methodist University 2014 Southern Methodist University 2014 Southern Methodist University

2011 Extensions Dance Company

2011 Extensions Dance Company

2011 Extensions Dance Company

2011 Extensions Dance Company

2011 Extensions Dance Company

2010 State Street Dance Studio

2010 State Street Dance Studio

2009 Inaside Chicago Dance 2005-2006 The Joffrey Ballet

Honor Roll with High Distinction              Southern Methodist University                         2014

Artistic Scholarship                                    Southern Methodist University                         2013

Graduated with Honors                            Geneva Community High School                      2013

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CONTACT

ardenleone@gmail.com