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LeeAnét Noble graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University and is certified in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion from Purdue University. As an actor, writer, director, choreographer, musician, her career has spanned over twenty years working with STOMP, Drumstruck, The Irish Repertory Theatre, Disney’s The Lion King Experience (education series,) Disney on Broadway (education,) Bono, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, Wynton Marsalis, Danny Glover, Sosh France, Kenny Ortega, Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, Angela Bassett, Ralph Fiennes, Adidas, Tumblr, Yahoo, Woolrich, Refinery29, and more. Her original one-woman shows have premiered Off-Broadway at The Zipper Theatre and at 54Below in New York. As a writer, she was mentored by Emmy award-winning and Tony-nominated director, writer, and actor Charles S. Dutton. Her original TYA play Lerato and Her Drum was selected as a finalist for TYA ReImagine Plays and received a reading at Amajika Arts in South Africa and will be featured The Market Theatre in Johannesburg. Alongside her mother Lauretta Noble, she is the codirector of the Internationally critically acclaimed percussive dance troupe Team Vicious who made their premiere at Paris Fashion Week to rave reviews and have worked with Rick Owens, Lauryn Hill, Carrie Mae Weems, Gabourey Sidibe, Jennifer Lawrence, and Flaunt Magazine. Her original productions have been produced at Madison Square Garden, The Stade de Bercy in Paris, and The Kennedy Center. Her work diversifying fashion and creating inclusive spaces in the arts has been inducted into museums around the world including The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum at FIT, The Brooklyn Museum amongst others and featured in major magazines worldwide including Vogue, Elle, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Guardian, Dazed, Ms, Ebony, and millions more. As an educator she has over twenty five years of experience teaching at Montgomery College, Knowledge is Power Program (Harlem,) Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and Howard University and has conducted workshops, master classes, and lectures at Spelman College, Morgan State University, Hunter College, Coppin State University, Clark Atlanta University, Bowie State University, Morehouse College, The Fashion Institute of Technology and is currently on staff at George Washington University teaching an original course on Black classical actors and theatre for their graduate studies program and is developing curricula for Howard University’s College of Fine Arts. She is currently on Senior Staff in the artistic department at Shakespeare Theatre Company as the Director of Equity and Enrichment where she most recently curated Amen Baldwin: A Living Celebration and Co-Directed, produced, and wrote the star-studded galas, Shakespeare Everywhere and Our Town: Our Shakespeare. She also served on the creative team for Bravo’s top franchised television series assisting the executive producer with storyboards and casting. She recently directed the TYA film and touring production 10Seconds for Imagination Stage, Goddess and The Women of Gods produced by Harvard University, the staged reading of Death and The Kings Horseman produced by Shakespeare Theatre Company at The Klein Theatre, and the upcoming tour of Teddy Bear Mountain produced by Cleveland Play House. Raised in a family with generations of women creators including her grandmother Loncie Malloy (published children's author, classical singer with the National Symphony Orchestra, recording artist) she often works alongside her mother Lauretta (visual artist, writer, musician, historian, composer, genealogist) to create innovative stories that connect to history and culture. She is passionate about creating change and celebrating inclusivity through the arts.
Here's our official interview -
What is your name?
Where are you from?
What do you do?
Creator, Director, Choreographer, Musician, Actor, Writer, Professor who often works and
performs alongside my mother Lauretta Noble (writer, historian, musician, composer, vocalist,
Tell us a little about your company/brand –
Creating, directing, writing, and producing enriching, enlightening, and entertaining content that breaks the mold and fuses unique art forms for theatre, television, film, and more.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Continuing my work alongside my mother, creating, producing, writing, and sharing lesser-
known stories that expose parts of our history and past that will inspire the present and the future.
Who are some of your mentors?
My mother of course is the first I grew up following her to her shows where she worked with
such legends as Queen Latifah, Tupac and more, I’ve also been mentored by Emmy award
winning actor/director Charles S. Dutton who helped hone my screenwriting skills.
What are you currently working on?
We just wrapped rehearsals for Teddy Bear Mountain by Lisa Langford produced by Cleveland Play House which I directed, and my mother served as music director/composer, the play is currently touring Ohio and New York. Another directing project 10Seconds from Imagination Stage begins its second tour this fall, and my mother and I have two other projects in development. I also just assumed the role of Artistic Director at Adventure Theatre.
In your eyes, what is your biggest accomplishment to this day?
Wow, from Broadway to Paris Fashion Week with Rick Owens to Madison Square Garden to
working with Rihanna and Alicia Keys to directing projects featuring Angela Bassett, Judi
Dench, Helen Mirren and more; the biggest accomplishment was working with my mother for
Brooklyn Academy of Music creating an arts based program for blind and vision impaired
elementary school students with great success, witnessing the joy and growth that occurred while they learned dance and music in unique ways for the first time was my biggest accomplishment thus far because I also grew with them.
During COVID, we all faced struggles, what was one of your main struggles?
Being in the world of theatre it was very scary as we rely on patronage and the energy of the
audience to survive. It also shifted into an opportunity to become creative, to step outside (not
literally) of the box.
Where can fans find your work?
A few clips below, Follow me on IG for more
Goddess and the Women of Gods, produced by Harvard University
(1622) Goddess and the Women of Gods - Reading Greek Tragedy Online - YouTube
Clips from In My Shoes at 54Below, Broadways Supper Club
(1622) LeeAnet Noble (STOMP, Disney's Lion King Experience) at 54 Below - YouTube
The Future, short film
Teddy Bear Mountain touring dates and locations
Teddy Bear Mountain | Cleveland Play House | 216-400-7000
Rick Owens SS14 premiere, video by Vogue Magazine
(1622) Rick Owens Spring 2014 Womenswear Paris - YouTube
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