Leeds East Academy


Performing with Phoenix Dance

ResTec Returns

Leeds East Academy was proud once again to be involved in the ResTec Project with Phoenix Dance Theatre. The platform aims to raise awareness around HIV and AIDS. Working with a professional choreographer from Phoenix, our contemporary dancers have shown outstanding focus and commitment, having put together a skillful and thought-provoking piece in just three weeks.

 The dancers are made up of Year 10 and 11 students, who are no strangers to performing publically for Leeds East Academy, having worked with Phoenix over a number of years. We are also delighted that the group has expanded to include Year 9 students Aimee and Katie, who have settled in wonderfully.

 Last week, the students showcased their empowering performance alongside other national dance groups. Using floaty red scarves, contemporary movement and a range of isolations, the routine effortlessly captured the emotion involved in the evening’s poignant theme surrounding HIV and AIDS.

 Head of Performing Arts and Music, Mrs Spencer-Matthews said: “Once again I am wowed by the effort and attitude of our students. Not only are they developing excellent dance skills but are getting a real flavour of the life of a professional performer.”