Leonard Choo, Costume Designer

Leonard Augustine Choo is a professional costume designer, textile shopper, and bespoke maker currently based in New York City. He is the principal fabric shopper for the costume department of the New York City Ballet, and has worked on over 70 unique ballets –  25 of which have been new works or complete rebuilds.

 

Leonard designs costumes for dance, opera, theatre, and film, and his credits include Forest Boy (NY Musical Theatre Festival), Out of the Basement (RADD Theatre Co., NY), Imagining Madoff and Pattern of Life (New Repertory Theater Co.), Don Giovanni (BU Opera Institute and Huntington Theatre Co.), and House (Boston Center for American Performance).

 

Leonard has also draped and tailored for the Juilliard School, the television shows Gotham (FOX) and Crashing (HBO), Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Ballet Academy East in New York, Barrington Stage Company, and Opera Omaha.

 

Leonard holds an MFA from Boston University, and in 2011 was awarded the Singapore National Arts Council Overseas Arts Scholarship  – the first and only costume designer to have been awarded in the country's history.