Teaching workshops at Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças community project, Rio, Brazil
Shoreditch Youth Dance cultural exchange performance project 2013, Stockholm, Sweden.
Lee is an experienced dance teacher and mentor who as been leading on and deliverying creative workshops for over 17 years now. His main passion and focus though is teaching, mentoring and working with young people, specialising in predominantly working with and choreographing on young dancers to create exciting, innovative and emotionally charged performance work. During his professional career he has taught for many organisations both in the UK and internationally, founded and project managed his own independent youth projects and supported other professional artist's to develop their skills of working with young people.
Lee as committed the later part of his career to supporting aspiring and talented dancers in training. He has done this by founding Shoreditch Youth Dance Company (SYD) in 2010, as the Creative & Curriculum Lead Teacher at Trinity Laban Centre for Advanced Training(CAT) and through other various freelance commissions delivering projects in Primary, Secondary and colleges including as a guest teacher at conservatoires like the Rambert School, The Place and Trinity Laban.
He is the Resident Artist for Matthew Bournes New Adventures and Re:Bourne and has choreographed on youth projects for Dance United, Sadlers Wells, Big Dance, Place CAT, DanceEast, Escloa De Danca (Brazil) and The Wells (Japan).
Through his work with the CAT programme and SYD, Lee has developed a valuable choreographic practice and appreciative approach of how to facilitate and work with young people and young dancers in training.
Developing a diverse repetoire of choreographed work including collaborating with filmakers, musicians and international artists Lee prides himself on genuinally providing young performers with innovative creative and professional opportunities to explore and develop on a personal and artistic level.
Lee's methods are process driven, with the journey of the participants holding equal value to that of the final product or performance. Further supporting young dancers confidence to grow and express themselves as choreographers and young leaders themselves.
Lee delivers both contemporary technique classes and creative workshops for young people on a regular bases and happily moves between and combines the two disciplines.
Creatively he enjoys encouraging personal exploration and challenging individual movement choices through both play and devised creative tasks.
Leading on a Curtain Raiser project in Wales for New Adventures & Re:Bourne
Lee & SYD members teaching in Japan 2016.
Lee & SYD members teaching in Japan 2015.