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Leon Baugh

Movement director

Biography

British movement director and osteopath Leon Baugh made his Royal Opera debut in 2013 as movement director for The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Ramin Gray.

Baugh trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where he won the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance. He went on to dance for companies and choreographers including Retina Dance Company, Bare Bones, Jasmin Vardimon, Frantic Assembly, Stan Won’t Dance and in numerous TV commercials and music videos. He also worked as dancer and deputy rehearsal director for Hofesh Shechter, assisting on Saint Joan (National Theatre) and Skins (Channel 4), among other projects. As a choreographer and movement director he has worked for theatres including the Royal Court, Young Vic and American Repertory Theater, Boston. In 2011 he won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer for Sucker Punch (Royal Court).

Baugh trained as an osteopath with the British School of Osteopathy and is a qualified osteopath, acupuncturist and sports massage therapist. He teaches at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Royal London Hospital.