NICK LEOS is a theatre director and choreographer originally from Mesquite, Texas. He recently returned to Dallas from London, where he received an MFA in Theatre Directing from East 15 Acting School, founded by Margaret Walker and based on the work of Joan Littlewood’s famed Theatre Workshop.
DIRECTING: small hours by Lucy Kirkwood and Ed Hime (US Premiere, FIT2019),
The Skin of Our Teeth (Dallas College), Macbeth (Company of Rowlett Performers), Antony & Cleopatra (Stockwell Playhouse, Off-West-End), Free Solo: A New Musical by Jack Godfrey and Celine Snippe (World Premiere, Drayton Arms Theatre, Off-West-End), In the Continuum by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter (Bread & Roses Theatre).
CHOREOGRAPHY: 8 & 1 Dance Company, The Drowsy Chaperone, Mame, Damn Yankees, The Wedding Singer, Curtains, High School Musical, The Pajama Game, Titanic, The Sound of Music.
He currently teaches for Dallas College in the theatre departments at the Eastfield and Mountain View Campuses. He works regularly with Bishop Lynch High School, and teaches dance at Rowlett Dance Academy. He also runs Leos Ensemble—a theatre group focused on plays with international themes.
I'm drawn to works that unlock imaginative forces, confront authoritative structures and are enthusiastically inclusive.
Because capitalism is a system that fails theatre artists in many ways; my work is also focused on discovering new forms of theatre producing, audience development, and sustainability practices for the theatres of tomorrow.
© 2020 Nick Leos