New York | Singapore


Photograph by  Phillip Cheng

Photograph by Phillip Cheng

Leonard Augustine Choo is an international costume designer, textile shopper, and bespoke maker currently based in Singapore. He designs costumes for dance, opera, theatre, and film, and was the principal fabric shopper for the costume department of the New York City Ballet for 12 seasons, working on over 75 unique ballets.

Recent design credits include: Late Company (Pangdemonium); Guards at the TajGretel & HanselThe Truth (Singapore Repertory); iSing International Opera Festival (Suzhou, China); American Ballet Theatre Fall 2018 Campaign (Ezra Hurwitz, NY); Forest Boy (NY Musical Theatre Festival); Out of the Basement (RADD Theatre Co., NY); Imagining MadoffPattern of Life (New Repertory Theater); Don Giovanni (BU Opera Institute and Huntington Theatre Co.); House (Boston Center for American Performance).

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

Leonard holds a Master in Fine Arts 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.