Lesley Telford is presently based in Vancouver as a choreographer and teacher. She has most recently danced with Netherlands Dans Theater 1, where she worked with Jiri Kylian, Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Crystal Pite and others. Previously, she also danced with Compañia Nacional de Danza and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.
As a choreographer, she has created for Netherlands Dans Theater 1, Ballet BC, Hubbard Street Dance Company 2, Compañia Nacional de Danza, Ballet Vorpommern, Northwest Dance Project Launch and Arts Umbrella Dance Company. She created the independent full-length work “Brittle Failure” with the support of Korzo Productions, which has been a part of tours and festivals in Spain, the Netherlands and Canada. She has set and staged the work of Jiri Kylian as well as that of Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon. As a teacher, she has given workshops and classes internationally in many companies and schools. She has also completed a Master of Arts in Cultural Production at the University of Salzburg.