About Lesley Howard
Lesley is a Scottish based dance artist, and recent 2020 graduate of The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance where she obtained a First Class BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance Performance. Prior to this, Lesley trained at West College Scotland in styles such as Ballet, Jazz and Commercial. Lesley was also part of Barrowland Ballet and the Work Rooms Graduate Programme 2020/2021.
As an Autistic individual who is a passionate advocate for Inclusive Dance. Lesley enjoys the freedom dance creates allowing her to communicate through a universal language. She also likes to incorporate British Sign language into her movement style.
She is interested in the kinesthetic benefits dance brings for children and those with additional needs, allowing life skills to be taught via movement. Lesley enjoys creating interactive children's work, exploring the relationship between movement and play.
Clare and Lesley Disabled Dance Artists
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We are Clare Adam, a Deaf Dance Artist and Lesley Howard, an Autistic Dance Artist, who are both based in Scotland. We are 2020 graduates from the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance. We enjoy creating work that is immersive and interactive, aiming to teach life-skills through a multi-sensory and kinaesthetic approach. Our work has one aim, to simply make people smile by sharing our movement, passion and friendship.
We put accessibility at the forefront of our practice. Valuing the importance of disabled voices within Dance, we want to use our own experiences to help educate other Artist and inspire young disabled people, whilst speaking up and challenging ableist views. We are passionate about ensuring professional dance training can be a more inclusive space for disabled artist to be celebrated and how we can have these important conversations.