Alleyne Dance commissioned by Phoenix Youth Academy

10 Oct 2019

Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Access & Education department is pleased to announce that Sadé Alleyne from Alleyne Dance will create a piece for Phoenix Youth Academy Seniors this October.

Founded by sisters Kristina and Sadé Alleyne, Alleyne Dance is no stranger to Leeds, with the twins having trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and returned to the conservatoire this summer to choreograph Innocent Children on the school’s third year students. Sadé will now put her choreographic hat on once again, this time for Phoenix Dance Theatre’s pre-vocational training programme, Phoenix Youth Academy.

Alleyne Dance is renowned for its unique choreographic style which blends Afro-Caribbean, hip hop, kathak, Latin and circus skills while being framed by contemporary dance principles. The aesthetic of the movement that they produce focuses on rhythms and textures with movement that is athletic, fast paced and dynamic with infusions of lyrical and fluid motion.

Charis Charles, Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Director of Access & Education said, “we are thrilled to be welcoming Alleyne Dance to our studio here in Leeds. To have such high calibre creatives that have worked with the likes of Akram Khan Company and 2faced Dance Company in our space, setting work on the Academy, is an invaluable opportunity for our young people.”

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