SDP is the body of work connected to artistic director, teacher and choreographer Lee Smikle. This includes extensive experience of teaching, mentoring and training young dancers and supporting their professional development into further training and beyond. Lee is the artistic director and founder of two dance/artist development programmes: Free to Fall (founded in 2011) and Shoreditch Youth Dance (founded in 2010). He has been a producer and project manager for various professional artists and dance projects; including Renaud Wiser Dance, Melanie Lomoff, John Ross Dance and Matthew Bournes New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA).
He was a long standing core dancer and resident artist for Matthew Bournes, New Adventures and Re:Bourne Company.
Lee is currently the principal and artistic director of the Legat School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance in East Sussex.