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Russell Leonard

Russell Leonard is a singer, dancer, actor, acrobat and puppeteer whose recent involvement in King Kong the musical won him a 2013 Helpmann Award for Outstanding Theatrical Achievement and 2014 Green Room Award for ‘best ensemble’. Other awards include: the WA AusDance 2011 ‘Emerging Artist’ Award, shortlisted for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male’ for the role of Nugget in EQUUS choreographed by Gavin Webber 2010 and Equity Guild Award for the choreography of Tender Napalm 2013.

Russell is currently working with Opera Australia and Melbourne Dance Theatre. Russell has choreographed and performed for the CineB film Festival in Chile, POOL Dance Film Festival 2013 in Berlin, ikonotv; a world first TV film festival, NICA (National Institute of Circus Arts), Perth Theatre Company and performed with La Fura dels Baus, National Acrobatics Troupe in Beijing and various independent dance choreographers around Australia.

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