Renaud Wiser – Contemporary/Ballet
Renaud is a choreographer based in London.
Born in Switzerland, he trained in dance in Geneva before joining the Ballet Junior in 1998 and pursued an international career as a dancer with renown companies including the Geneva Ballet, the Ballet National de Marseille, the Gothenburg Ballet, Rambert and Bonachela Dance Company.
Early on in his career, his interest for choreography led him to make work for young choreographers' platforms and, in 2013, Renaud launched Renaud Wiser Dance Company.
He is also a founder-member and co-choreographer of New Movement Collective, nominated for best independent company at the 2013 and 2014 national critic circle award and an associate company of Rambert.
He is a regular tutor for the Architecture Association Interprofessional Studio, Rambert School and London Studio Centre.
Lewis Wilkins – Contemporary/Fighting Monkey
Lewis has worked with Tom Dale, James Wilton, John Ross, 2Faced, Jose Agudo and New Adventures and has performed in new creations with Jo Stromgren, Damien Jalet, Jorge Crecis, and Victor Quijada as a member of Scottish Dance Theatre.
He has previously taught for Greenwich Dance Agency, University College Sussex, Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Scottish Dance Theatre, and 2Faced Dance Company.
Leila McMillan – Flying Low/Passing Through
Leila was born and raised in Southern California and trained extensively in jazz and tap dance in her childhood. She then moved to London to train at Trinity Laban where she completed a BA Contemporary Dance Theatre and MA in Performance and was a member of Transitions Dance Company in 2004.
In 2010 she was one of 50 artists chosen to be a part of 50 days of Flying Low and Passing Through in Costa Rica, certifying her in these techniques, and she works both internationally and at all major UK Universities and Dance Organisation, including as a Lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School.
As a performer, she has worked with Layla Rosa, Wendy Houston, Lea Anderson, David Zambrano, Crystal Pite, Thomas Lehmen, Jasmina Krizaj, Nina Fajdiga, Upswing, Kinetika, Brave Spark Media, Joseph Mercier, Isaac Carlos and Paolo Fiorentini.
Now based in London, Leila works as an International choreographer, dance artist and teacher.
16 June 2016
Mrs Lewis reports on this year's Performing Arts Celebration, held in honour of Bede's Music, Dance and Drama students.
10 June 2016
Head of Academic Dance Mrs Murphy reports from this year's stunning Legat Showcase, which was entitled 'Spirit'.
10 March 2016
This year's Legat Choreographic Competition once again demonstrated our dancers' independence, skill and creativity.