Mr CHEUNG, Leo
Associate Professor (Theatre Lighting)
Leo Cheung is an Associate Professor and an accomplished lighting designer for theatre, opera, dance, musical, and Chinese opera and a set designer for dance productions. His designs can be found both in Hong Kong and abroad。
One of the most distinguished artists and masters of lighting in Hong Kong theatre, Leo has won a wealth of prestigious awards throughout his career. These include receiving the Outstanding Achievement of the Decade in 1994 and the Best Lighting Design award nine times (1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2017) from the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies. He is also a four-time winner (1999, 2007, 2010, 2013) of Hong Kong Dance Alliance’s Annual Dance Award for his sets and lighting designs.
Leo graduated with High Distinction from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Theatre Lighting Design. Later, Cheung graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Master degree in Lighting.
In 2014, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development of arts and culture in Hong Kong, Leo was conferred the Certificate of Commendation by the Home Affairs Bureau of the HKSAR government.
Leo continues to merge and explore the potentials of light, shadows, spaces, and visual media elements in live performance, connecting different art forms and reflecting social and cultural issues.