Leah Hausman has worked as a choreographer, movement director and associate 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 Terry Gilliam, Sir David Mcvicar, Simon Mcburney, Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier as Choreographer, movement director, co- director and associate.
Most recent productions include; Death in Venice for Royal Opera House; The Rakes Progress for Moscow Stanislavsky Music Theatre, Festival Aix and Dutch National Opera; Rusalka for San Francisco Opera and Chicago Lyric Opera; Les Troyens for Royal Opera House, Wiener Staatsoper, La Scala, San Francisco Opera; Benvenuto Cellini for Opera Nationale de Paris, ENO, DNO, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Rome Opera; The Damnation of Faust for Staatsoper Berlin, ENO, De Vlaamse Opera and Teatro Massimo, Palermo.
Other opera productions include Aida, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflote, Elektra, Il Turco in Italia and Rigoletto for the Royal Opera House; La Clemenza Di Tito and Kahlila wa Dimna for Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; L’Elisir d’Amore, Gianni Schicchi and La Boheme for Glyndebourne Opera; Norma, Tosca, Roberto Devereux, Maria Stuarda and Il Trovatore for The Met Opera; Billy Budd, Rusalka, Il Trovatore for Chicago Lyric; Madame Butterfly and Pelleas and Melisande for Scottish Opera; Anna Bolena for Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe, Don Giovanni and Lohengrin for San Francisco Opera; and several productions of La Clemenza di Tito for ENO, Copenhagen, Bremen and Aix.
Leah has worked on numerous semi-staged and experimental projects with the LSO, Deutche Kammerphilharmonie, and London Sinfonietta.
Leah’s 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 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 other theatres. 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 at Festival Aix-en-Provence.
Upcoming productions include; Weimar Repiblic with the LA Phil and Esa-Pekka Salonen; Pelleas and Melisande for LA Opera and Wozzeck at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, among other projects.