Leah Hausman’s choreography and movement features in The Royal Opera’s revivals of Le nozze di Figaro, Elektra and Faust in the 2013/14 Season. She has also been Movement Director for Royal Opera productions of Die Zauberflöte, Il turco in Italia and Rigoletto, and Associate Director for The Royal Opera’s productions of Aida and Les Troyens, both directed by David McVicar.
Hausman is originally from the USA. She trained in dance and drama in New York City and at the École Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She works widely as an associate, revival and movement director in opera and theatre on both sides of the Atlantic. Her other UK opera work includes L’elisir d’amore, Gianni Schicchi and La bohème (Glyndebourne Festival) and The Damnation of Faust and La clemenza di Tito (English National Opera). She has also worked widely in the USA and Europe, in productions including Maria Stuarda (Metropolitan Opera, New York), Il trovatore (Chicago, San Francisco and Metropolitan Opera), La clemenza di Tito (Aix-en-Provence) and Lohengrin (San Francisco).
Also active in theatre, Hausman has worked regularly for the RSC and Complicite and choreographed for the National Theatre and Chichester Festival, among others. She has co-directed several plays with Neil Bartlett for the Royal Court Theatre and elsewhere. Hausman works as a movement teacher for actors and singers at many London conservatories and in opera companies worldwide.