Anderson, Lea

Lea Anderson is a founder member and Artistic Director of The Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs, two of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the UK. Lea’s films Flesh and Blood and Cross Channel have been designated as set texts for GCSE and A’ level Dance and Performance Studies in the UK.

In 2002 Lea was awarded an MBE for her services to dance, and in 2006 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Dartington College of Arts. Lea is currently Artist in Residence at the Southbank. In autumn 2014, Lea was in residency at the University of California in Los Angeles as Regents Professor. During her time in Los Angeles, Lea created two new works, the result of the first ever collaboration between the Dance and the Film and Theatre Design departments of the university.

Lea’s latest works include Ladies and Gentlemen, a full-length theatrical work with a group of Welsh performer/musicians and Hand In Glove, – a Performed Exhibition of Costume and Dance, in partnership with the V&A Museum (2016) How To Talk To Girls at Parties, which Lea choreographed for director John Cameron Mitchell, is due for theatrical release in 2016.