Dean of Performing Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, University of the Arts Singapore
Professor Leon Rubin, PhD MA BA FRSA FRAS, Emeritus Professor University of Essex, UK is Dean of Performing Arts at LASALLE College of the Arts, University of the Arts Singapore. He is an internationally renowned theatre director and former Director of East 15 Acting School, University of Essex. He was Artistic Director of three major UK theatres: Bristol Old Vic, Watford Palace Theatre, and the Lyric Theatre Belfast. He was Associate Director at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin and began his career as Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has directed and trained actors worldwide, including in UK, Scotland, Ireland, Greece, France, Chile, Japan, China, Indonesia, Holland, Russia, Thailand, Romania, Brazil, USA, Canada, and many other countries. He has directed in London’s West End and Broadway and with Stratford Festival Canada, Bungaku-za of Japan, and other important theatre companies globally. He has a long-running show, Phuket Fantasea, running in Phuket, Thailand. In 2016 he directed Handan Shakespearean Dream in London, in collaboration with the Kunju company in Nanjing and Shakespeare’s Cymbeline in Bali.