Born and raised in the city of Belem, Brazil, B-boy Leony is a 2nd Generation member of Amazon crew who has been breaking since 2008.
Inspired and motivated by the culture and diversity of his home town, Leony started breaking at the age of 12 years old when he saw the older generation of B-boys dancing. He was taught by his older crew member, B-boy Kekeu, who also became his memoir, and with an early passion for the dance, Leony developed quickly as a Breaker.
Leony is the 2013, 2016 and 2017 Brazilian Red Bull BC One Cypher qualifier winner, and is also the 2016 and 2017 Red Bull BC One Last Chance Cypher winner.
He says that there is a lot of struggle where he comes from but that he is proud to look up and say 'we have talent here and I am one of those who can do the best to represent where I come from.' And even though his city doesn't have much to offer to B-boys he takes that as inspiration to continue his legacy.