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Rony Leão- Dancer, Make-up Artist & Model

Rony Leão is a 28-year-old dancer, model and make-up artist. He was born and raised in the city of Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Since childhood, he always loved to dance; he loved makeup art and the world of models.  As a kid, he always loved watching parades on TV which awakened his desire to participate in them and to be photographed. His parents allowed him to take part in a contest for a children's parade in a public school, where he studied. He has a twin brother who was made to participate in the parade alongside him at the age of 9. The following year, his school offered several after-school activities for students including theatre and dance. He realised he had a strong passion for dance at that point. He graduated from dance school and shortly after he had his first recorded dance as a professional dancer; his career kicked off.

At age 24, Rony was selected to participate in the largest contemporary dance festival in Vienna, Austria, called ImPulsTanz.

He recalled this as an incredible 3 months of his life. Before then he had never left Brazil or travelled by plane. When he went back to Brazil, he started his Physical Education school- which he eventually closed to pursue make up art professionally. He worked with a range of brides, models and actors which also sparked his interests in fashion and modelling. He started acting as a photo model for friends.

Rony loves posing as a model and catwalks give him butterflies in his stomach. In addition to dance, his hobbies include working out, ballet and sometimes swimming. He also practices yoga and Pilates. He played volleyball since his teens. Undoubtably, he has an excellent physique as a result. 

Since his first moments on stage, Ronny realised he will be pursing his professional career as a dancer and now a model too. His modelling portfolio includes performing arts and artistic nudes inspired by dance. He would love to be on a fashion runway one day in Paris. In the meantime, when not on stage, he works as a makeup artist, hairdresser and choreographer.

Rony believes that every day is a new day of celebrating life and being thankful for who you are.

Photography by Gilcensurado.

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