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Leah Hausman

Movement Director/choreographer

About this Artist

Leah Hausman has worked as a choreographer, movement director, associate director and co director on both sides of the Atlantic. She trained in dance and drama in New York City, and at the École Jacques Lecoq in Paris.

Leah has worked extensively with directors such as Terry Gilliam, Sir David Mcvicar, Simon Mcburney, Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, amongst others.

Most recently- Death in Venice for The Royal Opera House; The Rakes Progress for Festival Aix en Provence, Dutch National Opera, and Moscow Staniislavski Theatre; Les Troyens for ROH, La Scala, San Fransisco Opera, Wiener Staats Opera; Benvenuto Cellini for Opera Nationale de Paris, ENO, DNO, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Rome Opera; d’Amore, Gianni Schicchi and La Boheme for Glyndebourne Opera; NormaTosca, Roberto DevereuxMaria StuardaIl Trovotore for The Met Opera; The Damnation of Faust for ENO, De Vlaamse Opera, Teatro Massimo, Palermo, and Staatsoper Berlin.

Other opera productions include Aida, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflote, Elektra, Il Turco in Italia and Rigoletto for the Royal Opera House; Kahlila wa Dimna for Festival Aix; L’Elisir d’Amore, for Glyndebourne Opera; Billy BuddRusalkaIl Trovatore for Chicago Lyric; Madame Butterfly and Pelleas and Melisande for Scottish Opera; Don Giovanni, Lohengrin and Les Troyens for San Francisco Opera; and several productions of La Clemenza di Tito for ENO, Copenhagen, Bremen and Aix en Provence.

Leah has worked on numerous semi-staged and experimental projects with the LSO, Deutche Kammer Philharmonie and ENO.

Theatre work includes Fortune’s Fool for The Old Vic London, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Pedro the Magnificent and As You Like It for the RSC, The Game of Love and Chance for the National Theatre, Twelfth Night for the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, The Lamentations of Thel and The Phantom Violin for Theatre de Complicité,. Operatunity and Howard Goodall’s Great Dates for Channel 4 TV.

Leah has directed major revivals for opera houses including Rome, San Francisco, Oslo and Palermo, and the Royal Opera House and ENO in London. She has also directed opera and theatre at Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, and co-directed a number of plays with Neil Bartlett for the Royal Court Theatre, National Theatre and Brighton Festival. She has taught movement and drama at all the major opera and theatre institutions in London and is a regular teacher for the Mozart Academie, Festival Aix-en-Provence.

Upcoming productions include Weimar Concert with Esa-Pekka Salonen for Los Angeles Philharmonic, Roberto Devereux for Theatre Champs Elysees, Pelleas and Melisande for Los Angeles Opera and Wozzeck for the Festival Aix-en-Provence.