Shoreditch Youth Dance is an Education, Creative and leadership Programme which was
founded by Lee in January 2010.
Based around its independent youth company for 15 to 24 year olds the programme supports the artistic development of young people, transitioning professional dancers and emerging choreographers.
SYD creates innovative performance and collaborative opportunities, practical training, mentoring and bespoke professional learning focused around work for and with young dancers.
The SYD Company as toured internationally, collaborated with musicians and film artists and each year Lee along with the young members produce a youth dance platform to showcase their work alongside other youth groups and professionals.
Current & Ongoing Projects
Free to Fall was an artist led international development programme that supported the development of creative practice, leadership in the arts, collaborative projects and international artist exchange. Free to Fall’s popular scratch night was a regular event founded by Lee in November 2011, providing a performance platform for new works in progress from both current and emerging choreographers and contemporary artists.
The movement event provided a valuable forum and space for both artists and audiences to interact and engage in lively debate about developing choreographic ideas.
This was a much needed opportunity for contemporary artists to not only present new works and ideas but to do so in the early stages of creation without the worry of being reviewed and over critisised it also became a place to network and make links with future collaborators.
In October 2012 Free to Fall took their scratch night to Sao Paulo, Brazil and began an exciting dialogue with Brazilian artists, with an interest in developing creative and cultural knowledge exchange and to support future collaborative opportunities between UK and Brazilian artists and organisations.
Free to Fall partnered up with the Brazilian organisation, ‘Cultura Inglesa’ to produce and support our Free to Fall ‘Sao Paulo’ scratch event.
Free to Fall, supported by Swedish cultural organisation ‘Rorelsen’ produced their first scratch night in Malmo , Sweden and piloted their first international artists and space exchange programme 'TripOver'.
To find out more about Free to Fall click here.