Leo started his theatre career at the City Contemporary Dance Company in 1982. Later a graduate with High Distinction from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1989, majoring in Theatre Lighting Design and with Master in Lighting from Queensland University of Technology in 2007. Leo has created numerous outstanding lighting designs every year for different types of productions, such as drama, opera, ballet, modern dance, Chinese traditional theatre and musicals. His designs can be found both in Hong Kong and abroad, including Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Japan, England, Prague, Israel and Germany, which have won him an international acclaim.
Leo received awards including the Outstanding Achievement of the Decade Award in 1994 and the Best Lighting Design Award in the years of 1995 (Death-trap, by Exploration Theatre), 1996 (Entering Miss Julie, by Theatre Resolu), 1998 (The Girl Who Turned the World Upside Down, by Fredric Mao Project), 2001 (The Naked Eye, by HK Repertory Theatre), 2009 (Titus, by No Man Land), 2010 (Titus 2.0, by Tan Shui Wing Theatre Workshop), 2011 (Dr. Faustus, by HK Repertory Theatre) , 2014 (Cherry Orchard, by HK Repertory Theatre) from the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies. Leo has also received the Annual Dance Awards in the years of 1999 (for his Lighting Design for Sexing Three Millennia, by City Contemporary Dance Company), 2006 (for his Lighting and Set Design for Testimony, by CCDC), 2010 (for his Lighting Design for Dao Extraordinaire, by CCDC) and 2013 (for his Lighting and Set Design for Maze by Passover Dance Company) from the Hong Kong Dance Alliance.
Over three hundred productions Leo has lit, he has designed set for dance productions including Revolutionary Pekinese Opera, Thirty Something, Sexing Three Millennium, and Testimony for City Contemporary Dance Company; Invisible City, and Loose Pages from a Woman’s Diary for the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Taipei; Maze for Passover Dance Company.
He is currently a Senior Lecturer of Theatre Lighting at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts since 1998.