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Lauren Kiele DeLeon (she/her/Ella) is an American-Uruguayan intimacy director from Miami, FL certified through IDC Professionals. Lauren holds a Master’s degree from NYU with a thesis on Decolonizing Touch through Intimacy Choreography. She’s been a professor of Intimacy in Performance at Sarah Lawrence College, NYU, and SUNY Purchase and is a teaching artist and the Director of Continuing Education at Intimacy Directors and Coordinators. As part of her intimacy direction, she works on shows in Spanish and is exploring how we translate this work not only in language but also culturally.


Selected credits include, Broadway: Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club. Off Broadway: This Land Was Made (Vineyard Theatre), Eva Luna & La Conducta de la Vida (Repertorio Espanol), Bloom Bloom Pow (Gural Theatre ART/NY). Regional: Real Women Have Curves (American Repertory Theatre), Las Aventuras de Juan Planchard (Miami New Drama & Tectonic Theatre), Hair & The Mountaintop (Weston Playhouse), Sleeper (BRIC), Blooms & Smart (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Queen of Basel (Theatreworks Hartford).

2010 - present
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