Лео Кулаш


Studied costume and fashion design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. He created his first costume design in 1983 and has since created costumes for over 200 theatre, opera, film and TV productions in Europe. Kulaš has worked with renowned directors and choreographers at prestigious venues, such as the Hanover State Opera, the Thalia Theater Hamburg, the Landestheater Linz, the Vienna State Opera, the Latvian National Opera.

For The Divine Comedy at the Slovenian National Theatre Maribor, Kulaš was awarded with the Maribor Theatre Festival Award and the Prešeren Fund Award.
In 2008 he received the Maribor Theatre Festival Award for Das Käthchen von Heilbronn in Ljubljana.

Most recently, in 2020, he created the costumes for the musical Les Misérables and the opera Elektra at Sofia Opera.
He has been working with Edward Clug for over 20 years. Kulaš created the costumes for Clug’s early ballets Tango (1998) and Radio & Juliet (2005), among others, as well as for his most recent works Patterns in ¾ (2019) with the Stuttgart Ballet, Carmina Burana (2019) with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, and Aperture (2019) with the Nederlands Dans Theater.

In 2018, he worked at the Bolshoi for the first time, on the ballet production Petrushka by I. Stravinsky (choreography by E. Clug).