Vanessa is an award-winning New York City-based costume designer who truly enjoys the art of collaborative storytelling. Some recent designs include: Emojiland (The Duke on 42nd Street) which earned a 2020 Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Costume Design, Confidence and The Speech ((Theatre Row), #DateMe (The Westside Theatre), Midnight at the Never Get (The York), The Trump Family Special (The Triad), DISENCHANTED! National Tour (Starvox Entertainment) Previously Off-Broadway, the show received a 2015 Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and her designs earned an American Theater Wing Henry Hewes Costume Design Award nomination.
Ms. Leuck has previously designed for DISNEY ON ICE, Off-Broadway, at several regional theaters and colleges, as well as with professional dance companies. She was a select designer invited to participate in the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab 2013. She was chosen for an exclusive internship with Walt Disney World as a sketch artist and designer for it’s theme parks and resorts 2003-2004. In addition to her design work she has assisted on several large-scale productions including THE LITTLE MERMAID (Broadway), RINGLING BROTHERS BARNUM AND BAILEY CIRCUS (five productions), DISNEY LIVE, and DISNEY ON ICE.
Vanessa is an Adjunct Instructor at Fashion Institute of Technology and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Pace University. She is also a proud member of USA 829.
MFA, Costume Design, Virginia Commonwealth University. BFA, Fashion Design, Savannah College of Art and Design
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