Izzy Leclezio

Izzy Leclezio (they/them) is an emerging contemporary dance artist, community dance teacher and writer from Mauritius and Boorloo, currently living and practising on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar. They began dance training in ballet at the Graduate College of Dance and were a member of Co3 Youth before completing a Bachelor of Arts in Dance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2018. In 2020, Izzy was a member of LINK Dance Company. Writing a First Class Honours thesis, Izzy researched how community arts engagement empowers women in regional WA. In 2022, Izzy performed in works by choreographers Natalie Allen (In Crimson) and Thomas Mullane (SITU-8), and co-founded Flying Bicycle Collective, creating a new children’s theatre work (Dreams of a Lonely Planet) that abstractly tells a story through contemporary dance and shadow puppetry. In 2023, they performed in Enneagon Movement’s Ignorance was Bliss. Izzy currently teaches in highschools as part of Co3 Contemporary Dance’s education engagement program, and writes for Dance Australia magazine.

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