CND2 - LESLEY TELFORD BIOGRAPHY
CND2 GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS 90/11
Lesley Telford was born in Vancouver, Canada. She finished her studies in Montreal at L´École Supérieur de Danse du Québec before joining the company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in 1992 under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes.
She went on to dance with Nacho Duato´s Compañia Nacional de Danza in Madrid, Spain and was promoted to principal dancer in 1999. From 2001 until 2010, she has been dancing with Netherlands Dans Theater I where she been a part of the creation of many works by resident choreographer Jiri Kylian, as well as working with choreographers such as Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Crystal Pite and others.
As a choreographer, she has frequently created for SWITCH, the annual Netherlands Dans Theater choreographic workshop. In 2006, she created a work, Here but Gone, for the Netherlands Dans Theater program: Upcoming Choreographers. She also created for Hubbard Street Dance Company 2 in Chicago (2008) and has presented her work in the CaDance Festival and Korzo Theatre in the Netherlands. This season she has been invited to choreograph for Compañia Nacional de Danza 2 in Madrid, Spain.
Lesley complements her freelance choreographic, performing and teacher’s work with academic studies. She is currently studying a Master of Arts in Cultural Production at the University of Salzburg.
Everything might spill es su primer trabajo para la Compañía Nacional de Danza 2.