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Smikle Dance Project / Shoreditch Youth Dance Company

Smikle Dance Project is the body of work connected to dancer and teacher Lee Smikle. This also includes Lee's extensive experience of mentoring and training young dancers through choreographic projects and supporting their development into further training and beyond. 


Lee is the Artistic Director and founder of the pioneering and independent Shoreditch Youth Dance Company which he started in 2010. SYD Company now have alumni dancers performing, teaching and choreographing all over the world. 

Lee Smikle's experience within the professional dance sector twinned with his passion for youth dance and dance in education allow him to move between and link the professional and community elements of his practice allowing participants of both to enjoy and benefit from each other.


Lee as taught and run projects with young people and adults in acros the UK and internationally in Scandanavia, Brazil, USA and visits Japan yearly to teach on the SYD Spirit Tokyo Summer Course. 


Lee was a long standing performer and member of Matthew Bourne's New Adventures & Re:bourne and became a Resident Artist for the company in 2015. He was the lead teacher at Trinity Laban Centre for Advanced Training and is currently the Principal and Artistic Director of the Legat School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance in East Sussex. 


Lee lives in Brighton with his dog Chewie.



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