Geoff Longo is originally from Colorado Springs, Colo. where performing, music and creativity were presented to him daily. His performance career began at a very young age under the heavy influence of his parents and their passion for the arts. Starting off as a national champion gymnast, dancing, singing, acting and playing instruments, Geoff continued to expand and branch off into other performance opportunities such as color guard.
Geoff began his color guard career indoors in high school and fell in love with the sport of drum corps after seeing it live for the first time back in the early 2000’s. It was then he knew he had to be a part of this spectacular athletic and artistic activity. He moved to California in 2006 where he attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy focusing on television and film acting, stage combat, dance, and movement. He spent three seasons marching with The Cavaliers (2008-2010), marched in Corona World Guard (2009) and The Pride of Cincinnati (2015).
After aging out, Geoff spent three summers with The Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps (2011-2013) on staff and as their color guard caption head and visual designer. He spent eight years on staff with the Arcadia HS color guard as a primary choreographer, technician, and designer. After spending a decade on the west coast, Geoff now lives in Denver, CO where he works with numerous local bands and organizations.
He has taught, consulted, and collaborated with many successful high schools and organizations around the nation including Liberty HS, Fairview HS, Air Academy HS, Maysville HS, Mascoutah HS, Seminole HS, MBI Winter guard, Avidity Independent, Genesis Performance Ensemble, and Opus X World. He recently traveled with Ascend Performing Arts to Bahrain in the middle east, serving as the colorguard supervisor where the group performed for the F1 Racing Grand Prix Opening Ceremony.
As Geoff returns for this 5th year teaching The Cavaliers, he is looking forward to another great season of creating and collaborating with this talented staff and instilling lifelong skills into the young performers of the Green Machine and the educators of tomorrow!