John Leonard (New York, New York) has had his work seen in most of the 50 United States and abroad in Thailand, Indonesia, Italy, and Japan, being an educator and choreographer for over 20 years. Leonard served 12 years as director of the Marcus Color Guard program in the Dallas, Texas area. He has worked with distinguished organizations such as Phantom Regiment, Santa Clara Vanguard, Crossmen, and numerous scholastic and independent outdoor and indoor ensembles. In Texas, Leonard served five years on the North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA) Executive Board in various roles, such as: Secretary, Vice President of Color Guard, and President. Leonard also recently completed a two-year term on the Winter Guard International Color Guard Steering Committee as the A/Open representative. Leonard began his dance studies at the North Carolina School of the Arts and received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in dance from Columbia College of Chicago. He continued his dance studies at Arizona State University, where he was a graduate student and teaching assistant on scholarship. Leonard has performed with The Cavaliers and Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, Field of View and Pride of Cincinnati winter guards, Ludwig Dance Theatre, and the national and Japan tours of the Broadway show Blast.