Bo List
Bo ListDirector of Development
Bo List is an award-winning educator, playwright, and theatre director – born and raised in Lexington, KY, and educated and experienced throughout the United State before returning to the Bluegrass. He proudly holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance, as well as an MFA in Directing from the University of Memphis Department of Theatre and Dance.

Bo recently completed an 8-year tenure as Producing Artistic Director of AthensWest Theatre Company, as well as 9 years as Director of Theatre for Sayre School, where he was honored by the school’s Board and Short awards, as well as by the National Society of Arts and Letters as Kentucky Arts Educator of the Year in 2019.

As playwright, his adaptation of Frankenstein is published by Dramatic Play Publishing, and has been produced across the country (and New Zealand!) in professional, community, and academic theatres. He also collaborates regularly with the Kentucky Humanities Council, creating dramatic presentations of the lives of significant Kentuckians – including Mary Todd Lincoln, Daniel Boone, Jefferson Davis, Nancy Green (the original Aunt Jemima), and Henry Clay. His plays I Left My Heart in Kissimmee and Ladies of Liberty recently enjoyed their world premieres at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. His play Canary Yellow won the Father Hamblin Award for Playwriting from Abingdon Theatre Company in New York City. He is also working with the city of Corbin, KY on an outdoor tourist attraction – The Colonel Sanders Story: a Finger Lickin’ Good Musical – written with Samuel Lockridge.

Mary Kate Knight
Mary Kate KnightDirector of Operations
Mary Kate Knight is the Director of Operations for Leeds Center for the Arts. Mary Kate holds a BA in Arts Administration and a minor in Vocal Performance from the University of Kentucky. She first started working with Leeds Center for the Arts in 2016 as a children’s theater director. With the majority of her life being consumed with the arts and theater, she looked to pursue a career that was aimed at allowing artists to be grounded in their work knowing that administrators are there to support them.
Ellie Miller
Ellie MillerDirector of Marketing and Outreach / Teaching Artist
Ellie Miller serves as the Director of Marketing and Outreach here at Leeds, as well as often choreographs many of the musicals. She loves working with children, and is the primary dance teaching artist for Leeds’ arts education program, SPARK. She holds a BS in Bioengineering from the University of Kentucky, but her true passion is with the arts. She has two cats, Sally and Ralph, and loves to travel, knit, and sing.