Leah Michalos is a photographer, writer and producer who aims to capture the essence of storytelling in all of her work.

As a storyteller, photography is a means to capture images that are on the brink of being forgotten. It may be a piano whose broken keys struck its last note, an abandoned opera house whose grandeur long faded, or an aged woman who ponders an era gone by on a pebbled beach…Whatever the image, they come from a place of reflection – propelled by the curiosity of the past, the importance of their history – and the desire to preserve it.


Her work as a writer and photographer has been published in print and online media throughout the country Her photography has been installed in various venues and boutiques in New York. Her plays have appeared in Chicago and New York, most recently her series, That Something.

Leah is the Managing Director of The Directors Company, whose successful Off-Broadway production of Irena’s Vow transferred to Broadway. Recent Managing/Production Off-Broadway credits include: Poetic License, Murder in the First, and The Best of Everything. In addition to her work in professional theatre, Leah is the Program Director for S.T.A.R. Theatre, a youth advocacy program, whose mission is to provide young people with a comprehensive understanding about the issues they face growing up in today’s world.

Leah holds a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a graduate of The Ohio State University.  Originally from Canton, Ohio, Leah currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.