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Rosemary Lee



There is no doubt that my interest in working outside the mainstream, both in context and in who I worked with and involved in my work, was fed at [Trinity] Laban through its ethos and the wide ranging studies we undertook. I am so thankful for the encouragement given to me.

Rosemary Lee
Rosemary Lee


Rosemary Lee graduated in 1981 with a BA Contemporary Dance. Since then, she has established herself as a leading choreographer, creating large-scale, site-specific pieces with intergenerational casts, films for broadcast and interactive video installations. Her work is characterised by an interest in creating a moving portraiture of both individuals and of the close performing communities she brings together. Commissions include for Ricochet Dance Company, Transitions Dance Company, Dance Umbrella, Derry City of Culture, Migrations Festival and Milton Keynes international Festival. She is an Artsadmin Artist, a Work Place Artist, a Senior Research Fellow at C DaRE Coventry University and a Research Associate artist at ResCen, Middlesex University. She has won many awards including Dance Umbrella / Time Out Award, Jerwood Choreographic Research Award, two Bonnie Bird Choreography awards and Festival Prize at Light Moves for the film Liquid Gold is the Air. Rosemary holds an Honorary Doctorate from Roehampton University and is an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Laban.

Photo credit: Calling Tree by Rosemary Lee and Simon Whitehead photo by Ray Jacobs