André and Leah are a young and innovative duo of Writer-Director-Choreographers whose work has spanned many continents, cultures and styles. Their extensive background in dance and theatre combined with circus arts brings both heroic thrill and powerful poetry to their works. Before even turning thirty, A&L directed and choreographed Franco Dragone’s Dai Show, a residency in Southern Yunnan China. The award-winning water show focuses on the unique Chinese Dai culture through high level acrobatics, a purpose-built aquatic theatre and extensive projection mapping capabilities. Also on a large-scale aquatic stage, they wrote and directed Cirque du Soleil’s multi-million dollar philanthropic event One Night for One Drop held at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This acrobatic water show also included exclusive live performances by Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer and the Blue Man Group and was later televised on CBS as Cirque du Soleil’s first and only prime-time television broadcast. A&L also wrote, directed and choreographed the highly regarded off-Broadway production of Gray St, an emotional journey of a modern family. Off the stage, they directed and choreographed the official Beatles music video While My Guitar Gently Weeps in coordination with Apple Records.
Not only directing on a large scare, André’s and Leah’s dance, acrobatic and aerial choreography can be seen on some of Las Vegas’ most prestigious stages: Cirque du Soleil’s first and longest running residency Mystère at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, Cirque du Soleil’s colorful The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, and SPIEGELWORLD’s raunchy Absinthe at Caesar’s Palace. On an international scale, they’ve choreographed Cirque du Soleil’s energetic Messi10, a world tour centered on the legacy of world-renowned soccer star Leo Messi, Cirque du Soleil’s joyful ALLAVITA!, a 6 month residency celebrating the food and culture of Italy held at the World Expo 2015 in Milan, Feld Entertainment’s superhero-packed family world tour Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes, and the gorgeous and unique outdoor evening dining experience SAVIA – Rhythms of the Night by Vallarta Adventures in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Currently, André and Leah act as Directors and Choreographers for the NYC and Las Vegas based company, SPIEGELWORLD. As their in-house creative team, they direct various events/projects and create new acts for their Las Vegas award-winning show residencies: Absinthe at Caesar’s Palace Hotel & Casino, Opium at Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino and Atomic Saloon Show at the Venetian Hotel & Casino. They are also writing, creative producing and directing an original large-scale spectacle set to open in Guadalajara, Mexico.