Teacher Bio | Max Leonida

Max Leonida

Max Leonida

Max Leonida is a director/actor/writer who moved to Los Angeles in 2011 from Milano where he owned and operated his own theater and performing art school for over ten years. Max started working as a writer, actor and director while he was studying Literature & Philosophy at the Catholic University of Milan. In 1992 he founded his first professional theater company, “Compagnia dei 13,” and in 1994 opened his second theater company, “Compagnia Teatro del Sacro.” Due to the success of his first two companies, Max, together with his wife Paola, opened one of the most prestigious performing art schools, “Accademia dello Spettacolo” in 1996 in Milano. In 2001 Max bought an industrial building and opened his first private theater “Teatro Estremo.” In 2006 Max signed his first deal with Sony Pictures and in 2007 he produced and directed his first feature film, Mandala. In 2010 Max directed Backward that screened at the 63rd Cannes Film festival and received an award from the 2010 International Salerno Film Festival. Since moving to Los Angeles permanently in 2011, Max has directed several awarded American productions including, “Beauty in the Broken”, “Memento Mori” and “A Very Lovely Dress.”

Courses Taught
Commedia dell’Arte – We hope to offer this course again soon

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