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Lesley Telford | Repertoire

  • School of Alberta Ballet 906 12 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB, T2R 1K7 Canada (map)

$15 | Drop-in 

Location | Alberta Ballet School

Attending | Alberta Ballet Student and Community

Focus | Repertory


Lesley Telford is offering a 2-hour workshop of her choreographic work. Lesley was a dancer and choreographer with Netherlands Dans Theatre 1 and her work is influenced by the technicality and intensity of her history. In this workshop, she will teach and delve into an excerpt of one of her pieces. Her work explores the body’s instinctive response systems. She often creates by building situations that can propel dancers into something they didn’t predict.  The workshop will research the source of movements in approaching dance through dramaturgy.


Lesley Telford is based in Vancouver, Canada as choreographer and director of Inverso Productions as well as leading the Performance Research Project at Arts Umbrella's Professional Dance Program. As a dancer, she worked with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Compañia Nacional de Danza and most recently, Netherlands Dans Theater 1. Lesley has choreographed for dance companies throughout Europe and North America, including Netherlands Dans Theater 1, Ballet BC, Hubbard Street Dance Company 2, and Compañia Nacional de Danza, among others. She was selected by Crystal Pite for the Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award in 2015. Lesley also has a Master of Cultural Production from the University of Salzburg. Her company, Inverso Productions, has toured to Spain, the Netherlands and Canada and is currently developing Spooky Action, supported by the Canada Council, the BC Arts Council and a residency at The Dance Centre.

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