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Lelund Durond Studios was founded in 2011 by actor/writer/director Lelund Durond Thompson. Our mission is to tell universal stories that heal through music, theater, film and photography. Lelund Durond represents faith and hope. Lelund Durond represents love for people. Lelund Durond represents love for people’s creativity, Lelund Durond represents the steps toward healing and positive change that we all desire.

We at Lelund Durond Studios look forward to working with like-minded artists who share our goals of creating art that heals, inspires, and effects positive change. We appreciate your support as we continue to give back what has so graciously been given to us.




Lelund Durond Thompson, the Founder and CEO of Lelund Durond Studios, is a dynamic and versatile artist dedicated to the power of storytelling and capturing individuals in their best light. Having earned a BFA from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and a master's degree in fine arts from the prestigious Case/Cleveland Play House Professional Actor Training program, Thompson embarked on his professional acting career in New York City in 2006. His talent and passion for the arts soon led him on an extraordinary path of exploration.In 2010, a serendipitous turn of events sparked Thompson's love for photography. In a pivotal moment, he purchased his first camera to salvage a last-minute photoshoot cancellation. Since then, his photography has graced the pages of renowned publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine, GQ, Ebony, People, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Deadline, Playbill, and many more.

With a keen eye for capturing the essence of his subjects, Thompson's lens has immortalized esteemed artists including Diane Guerrero, Cynthia Erivo, Ricky Martin, Sting, Daniel Radcliffe, Danielle Brooks, Corey Hawkins, Jackie Cruz, Teyonah Parris, and countless others.

In 2014, fueled by his passion for the craft and a desire for creative autonomy, Thompson took a leap of faith and established his own acting studio. This bold step opened doors for him to work as an esteemed acting coach, collaborating with celebrated figures in television, film, and theater. From EGOT winner Jennifer Hudson to Marlon Wayans, Diane Guerrero, Jackie Cruz, Saycon Sengbloh, Joivan Wade, Radha Blank, Victoria Clark, Tavon Olds-Sample, Andrea Navedo, Priah Ferguson, and Kelly Rowland, Thompson has guided and mentored some of the industry's brightest talents, leaving an indelible impact on their performances.


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