Associate Artistic Director
Nicole has been Associate Artistic Director of Tree House Youth Theatre since the 2021/22 season. Nicole was Artistic Director of THYT from 2016-2018. She works with our Artistic Director to determine season goals and objectives. She leads the Theatre Program (Ages 9-12).
Nicole is taking the 2023/24 Season off as she and her family prepare to welcome a new baby!
Nicole Leal is a dedicated and passionate artist that is highly regarded as a leader in the arts community here in central Alberta. A 2013 graduate from the Red Deer College Performing Arts & Creation program, Nicole landed the position as the first female Artistic Director for Tree House Youth Theatre in 2016. With Nicole’s long history of volunteer work with Central Alberta Theatre, she was soon hired on as their Production Manager. Her work as an actor include Prime Stock Theatre’s Bard on Bower, B.I.T.E., Butt Ugly, CAT dinner theatre productions, Irene Adler in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and an alum for RDC’s mainstage performances. Various parts in film include an extra with Ignition Theatre, and landing the lead role in CACHE Production’s film Are You Listening. In 2016, Nicole successfully co-founded Red Deer’s newest improvisation group called Improv Jelly. Nicole is enjoying her role as Associate Artistic Director for Tree House Youth Theatre and Production Manager for Prime Stock Theatre's Bard on Bower, as well as being a stay at home mother.