Beginning in 1924, Leo’s is the story of a Chicago dancewear company that started out small and went on to become “the first name in dance.”
Leo’s Advance Theatrical Co, was founded over 85 years ago by Leo Harris. TRAINED IN EUROPE as a shoe designer, Leo Harris brought his artisan skills to the U.S and began hand crafting DANCE SHOES for some of the world’s most renowned dancers. As shows were created in or came to Chicago, Leo was called upon to design and manufacture custom dance shoes for such dance greats as: actress and dancer Eleanor Powell (once dubbed the world’s greatest tap dancer), renowned ballet dancers Alexandra Danilova and Frederic Franklin; Gene Kelly’s ballet teacher Berenice Holmes; esteemed dancer, choreographer and director Bob Fosse; famous tappers Peggy Ryan, Jack Tygett and George Moore who worked with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
505 total views, 2 today
Is This Your Company?
Popular Ads Overall
- Chicago Park District (21469 views)
- Charles and Company Band (907 views)
- Gene Ambo Photography (894 views)
- Zap Props (813 views)
- Danielle Dettore (765 views)
- Illinois Film Office (727 views)
- Motion Source Studio (716 views)
- Bark (704 views)
- Magnanimous Media – Studio One (666 views)
- Judith West (651 views)