Contemporary Dance

Lesley Telford encourages dancers to dig into real moments in their own lives to source movement from their own stories. When this happens it’s not just movement.  They are reliving it.  This class will explore contemporary techniques, movement exploration and improvisation using creative approaches to enhance technique and improve skill level.


Target Audience
Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

Language of Instruction

Sponsoring PSA
BC Dance Educators' Association (BCDEA)

To Bring/Important Notes

Wear appropriate clothing and be prepared to move.



Lesley Telford

Lesley Telford is presently based in Vancouver, Canada as choreographer and director of Inverso Productions.  She also directs the Performance Research Project (PReP) at Arts Umbrella's Professional Dance Program. As a teacher, she has given workshops and classes internationally in many companies and schools such as Ballet BC, Spring Seminar Vancouver, Prague International Contemporary Dance Intensive, Danscentrum Gothenburg, Madrid Conservatory of Dance, NDT Summer Intensive and NDT educational projects. She teaches classes of repertoire, ballet, contemporary, movement exploration and improvisation/composition. She was recently selected by Crystal Pite for the Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award 2015 as emerging artist in dance. Find out more at

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