Choreographer, Chivalric Order Member
Who is Lea Anderson?
Lea Anderson MBE is a British choreographer and artistic director. With Teresa Barker and Gaynor Coward, she co-founded The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs dance companies, with which she has choreographed over 100 works.
The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs are two of the foremost contemporary dance companies who have worked in Britain over the past 25 years. Under the artistic direction of choreographer Lea Anderson, they have created a distinctive choreographic language that is as defiantly individual as it is recognisable. The all-female Cholmondeleys were formed in 1984 and the all-male Featherstonehaughs in 1988 and both have toured extensively in Britain and abroad.
Original music performed live for all productions and notable collaborations with costume, stage and lighting designers have become defining features of their work. Lea and her companies have also become recognised for outdoor and site specific works, performances in alternative venues such as Glastonbury Festival, work for TV, film and video and an innovative and responsive programme of work with young people. Lea Anderson’s work has been studied from GCSE to post-graduate level.
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