Lee Brummer is an independent choreographer, international guest teacher and educator as well as the Co-Founder and Associate Director of Gothenburg based dance company, ilDance.
As a performer she danced with the Bat Dor Dance Company (Israel), The Emanuel Gat Dance Company (Israel) and with various independent choreographers across Europe. She has worked as choreographer’s assistant in a variety of dance productions and musicals in Sweden and abroad. She completed her BA-Dance and teaching degree at The Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance and has studied psychology, theatre and pilates alongside her career as a dancer and choreographer.
Over the years Brummer has been teaching and working with companies such as: DV8, Australian Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, National Dance Company Wales and Norrdans to name a few. Additionally she has been guest teaching open professional classes and at universities and schools worldwide and workings as a mentor for young and emerging artists.
Brummer has been choreographing her own work within different structures since 2010. Today her teaching practise is composed of anatomical and physical exploration which is dedicated to discovering ones individuality, originality and capacity within their own body. In her choreographic practise, text and spoken word have become extremely influential both within the process and/or for the work on stage.
Additionally, Brummer has worked as a producer, project manager and facilitator of various artistic projects and events within Sweden and internationally. Most recently shehas trained with Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva dance company to become a certified Gaga instructor.
Ballet: While giving a technical class, Lee’s ballet classes challenge an advanced dancer’s musicality and movement in space while incorporating her experience working within other movement methodologies.
Contemporary: My class emphasizes on shifting weight and and moving through space. Almost immediately we start using spirals, dropping and recovering from the center of the body, using opposition, taking risks, and through this researching our range, both in our own bodies and in the room. My classes challenge an advanced dancer to use dynamics, musicality and technique to their fullest while at the same time paying attention to details, reason and consequence, and finding one’s individuality in movement while doing so.