Leigh Alderson, originally from Northern Ireland, trained at The Royal Ballet School performing in Rudi Van Dantzig’s Four Last Songs in Toronto and Stuttgart before graduating in 2006. He joined Scottish Ballet dancing works by Ashley Page, Forsythe and Trisha Brown and then joined New English Contemporary Ballet where he danced various works by Richard Wherlock. Leigh later joined Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada and was a guest artist with Cork City Ballet.
Recently he has performed with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in works by Stijn Celis, Stephan Thoss, The Snake in Veldman’s Petit Prince, Kylian’s Kaguyahime and The Prince in Mats Ek’s Sleeping Beauty. Film and TV work has included the Canadian horror film Undress Me (2017), Street Dance 3D (2010), Angel (2009), the BBC documentary series; Lost to Dance (1998) and God Given Gift (2005/07).
Awards include Royal Ballet School Achievement Award (2005 & 2006) Lynne Seymour Award for Most Expressive Dancer (2004), The NJL Choreographic Development Award (2005) and The Ulster Tatler Arts Personality of the Year Award (2009 & 2010).