LEIGH HOLMAN (Stage Director) balances a teaching and professional stage directing career in the United States and abroad. In recent years, she has made directing debuts at the Pafos Aphrodite Festival in Cyprus, L’Opéra de Montréal and Florida Grand Opera. Recent CU Boulder productions include West Side Story, Sweeney Todd and Ariodante. As well-suited to new operatic works as she is to traditional works, Holman has produced and directed workshops of operas in association with composers and librettists, including Jake Heggie, Gene Scheer, Mark Campbell, Mark Adamo, Colm Toibin, Kirke Mechem, Libby Larsen, Lori Laitman, Herschel Garfein, Robert Aldridge, Daniel Kellogg, Alberto Caruso and Dave Mason. As the founder and artistic/general director of CU Boulder’s New Opera Workshop (CU NOW), she continues to passionately promote the creation, collaboration and production of new American works.