Leo was born in the People's Republic of China. His name is Yu Lei, but usually Yu could be very confuse when called in the English speaking country, so he named himself Leo when he moved to Singapore. As it sounds like how his name should pronounced in the Chinese way Lei Yu.
So he graduated with a Diploma in Theatre from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2008, and Joined Singapore American School as a Theatre Engineer. When he was fulltiming in SAS, he was in charge of the 4 theatres with their theatre team, coordinating with contractors; design lighting, sound and set for the school drama, dance, concert and musical productions. Technical support for various theatre related events. Also provide stage and technical management as well as recruiting high school students to join our Technical Theater Club and train them to support the school productions.
While his was working in SAS, he was also freelence designing various shows for the local theatre companies. In 2012, Leo went back to school and finished his BA in Theatre Arts degree in East 15 Acting School, University of Essex.
And now, he is pursuing his MFA in Lighting Design at Kent State University, USA.