Pathways Into Dance with Alleyne Dance

The pathway into dance that dance artists and leaders, choreographers and performers have varies enormously. Our Digital Dancing Pathways Into Dance series explores these unique and individual journeys. This edit features Alleyne Dance Director Sadé Alleyne and her story and pathway into the dance sector with her twin sister. What was her fathers influence? A chance maths win leading to a new pathway... here she is explaining her Pathway Into Dance.

Biography and Further Information

Sadé Alleyne formally trained as an athlete for Enfield and Haringey in London. Her first experience of dance was with Hip Hop companies Boy Blue Entertainment and Dance 2Xcess. Sadé trained at the BRIT School of Performing Arts and Technology 2003-05 and Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) based in Leeds 2005-08, completing a BA (Hons) Degree. Since graduating Sadé has worked with Vincent Mantsoe, Luyanda Sidiya, Andlie Sotyia, Douglas Thorpe, Akiko Kitamura and Gregory Vuyani Maqoma, Tavaziva Dance, IJAD Dance and Vocab Dance Company, both UK and international performances.

Sadé has worked as a Performer and Rehearsal Director for companies Ace Dance and Music (Birmingham) and State of Emergency (London). Sadé joined Akram Khan Company in 2012-2016 for his productions Vertical Road, iTOMi, Kaash and London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Abide With Me. Sadé also leads many workshops internationally as part of A.K.C.T and involved in the re-staging of his past productions. Sadé was part of the first re-creation of “iTOMi” for Portuguese ballet company CNB.

Sadé was a performer of Antoine Marc’s Award Winning Independent Film Descent, Remains and the production EssE and have done movement direction for films and plays with Arts & Movement Ltd. Sadé was an artistic mentor for the BBC Young Dancer 2017 competition in London. Sadé joined Wim Vandekeybus in 2017. She is touring Go Figure Out Yourself and will Premiere the Companies New Production TrapTown in Autumn 2018-2020. Sadé is Co- artistic director with her twin sister of Alleyne Dance based in London. Over the past four years they have built and developed the company, striving for high quality and excellence as they deliver their two main objectives; performance and education work.

Alleyne Dance Workshops are taught internationally in over 18 countries through festivals, institutions, companies and venues. Alleyne Dance has created 10 commissions in over 5 counties. Alleyne Dance is currently touring their first work A Nights Game Internationally and UK.

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