Sadé Alleyne (Alleyne Dance) (UK)



Alleyne Dance (AD) is a UK based company with an international reach, founded in 2014 by award winning dancers and twin sisters Kristina and Sadé Alleyne. The choreographic aesthetic reflects the sisters diverse background in athleticism and dance training. Within their abstract contemporary construct, Alleyne Dance blend West African, Caribbean, HipHop, Kathak and Circus Skills, delivered as fast paced and dynamic movement. They infuse lyrical and fluid motion, layered with rhythm and textures in physically powerful, yet graceful performances. 

Alleyne Dance strives for high quality and excellence as the company delivers its three main objectives: performance, participation and development. In 2023, Alleyne Dance were winners of Black Female Icons of Lewisham with Brockley Max and The Mayor of London, and the Company also received the award for Best Independent Company at the National Dance Awards. 

The Company has five main works currently being presented: The stage productions A Night’s Game and The Other Side of Me, the award-winning film (Re)United and outdoor production BONDED. A new stage production, Far From Home, premiered in Autumn 2022 and has been touring throughout the year 2023. Recently, Alleyne Dance have worked on high profile commissions for therenowned Martha Graham Company (USA), Phoenix Dance Theatre (UK), and the Mayor of London’s London Borough of Culture 2022 in Lewisham. Other notable commissions include the 2019 Bench commission with 2Faced Dance Company.

Sadé Alleyne formally trained as an athlete for Enfield and Haringey. Her first experience of dance was with Hip Hop companies Boy Blue Entertainment and Dance 2Xess. Sadé trained at the BRITS School (London 2004) and at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (Leeds 2008). Since graduating Sadé has worked with Tavaziva Dance, IJAD Dance and Vocab Dance Company, both UK and international performances. Sadé has worked as a Performer and Rehearsal Director for companies like Ace Dance and Music (Birmingham) and State of Emergency (London) and with choreographers Vincent Mantsoe, Luyanda Sidya, Andlie Sotyia, Douglas Thorpe, Akiko Kitamura and Gregory Vuyani Maqoma.

She joined Akram Khan Company in 2012 on the Vertical Road tour and performed with the company at the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, the 2013 production of iTMOi (in the mind of Igor). 2014-2016 she toured the remounted production of Kaash. Sadé also leads many workshops internationally as part of A.K.C.T. and is also a dancer of Antoine Marc's Award Winning Independent Film Descent and the 2015 production EssE.


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