Teaching 

Leo is an inspiring and loving theatre educator who has taught in the U.S. and in Taiwan for nearly a decade. He currently teaches at the B.F.A. Musical Theatre Program at

Marymount Manhattan College and New York City Center. 

 

Teaching is one of the best ways to re-educate ourselves and give back to the community. As an educator, Leo never ceases pursuing new knowledge, skills, and goals. He uses his own experiences, struggles, and success stories to guide and encourage his students. 

 

Leo pays close attention to each student’s individuality, encourages them to find their unique sparks, and helps them shine. His classroom is a safe and non-judgemental environment where you can explore, experiment, take risks, and grow. 

 

Let’s learn together; play together, and flourish together.

 

Other major teaching credits include La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego State University, Grossmont College, International Thespian Festival, and other State Thespian Festivals. 

Inside of

Leo's

Class Room

 

 Teaching Credits 

Marymount Manhattan College   |   Adjunct Faculty   |   Musical Theatre Techniques

 

New York City Center   |   Teaching Artist  

Educational Theatre Association   |   Teaching Artist & Adjudicator

International Thespian Festival

Texas State Thespian Festival

Georgia State Thespian Festival

La Jolla Playhouse   |   Teaching Artist   |   Young Performer's Workshop

 

Grossmont College   |   Adjunct Faculty   |   Acting I

 

San Diego State University   |   Graduate Instructor   |   Acting for Non-Major

 

Royal Elizabethan Education Center   |   Teaching Artist   |   Audition Techniques

 

  National Taiwan University   |   Teaching Assistant  |   Rehearsal I

 

Other teaching experiences include Movement, Hip-Hop Dance,

Musical Theatre Performance, A Cappella, Audition Techniques,

Shakespeare Monologue, and History of American Musical 

Ya-Wen Chin

Royal Elizabethan Education Center 

Director of Education

"With irresistible passion and energy, clear and humorous communication skills; Leo excels in guiding his students overcoming struggles and achieving goals efficiently and methodically. "

"Leo is one of the most motivated teachers I have ever had. He shows great understanding to his students and communicates his knowledge with full enthusiasm and fun. His class is a journey of growth academically and personally."

Sara Bousiali

San Diego State University

Exchange Student (Germany)

"He was increadibly encouraging and critical, he helped expand my skills to analyze and get into another characters mindset. I wish I could spend more time with him!!"

Daniel Zaragoza

Grossmont College, San Diego

Student