Lesley Howard

2020 Graduate: Scottish School of Contemporary Dance BA (Hons) - Glasgow Based Freelance Dance Artist

As an individual on the Autistic Spectrum, I am extremely passionate about Inclusive Dance. I like to use my knowledge and understanding of this to be an advocate for people whose voices are not always heard. I enjoy the freedom dance creates by allowing me to communicate through this universal language. I also like to incorporate British Sign language into my distorted dyspraxic movement style. I am interested in the kinesthetic benefits dance brings, particularly for young children and those with additional needs. I like to use movement to teach life skills, such as spatial awareness and fine motor skills. I enjoy creating interactive work that can be easily adapted whilst exploring the relationship between movement and play.