Leila Jassal

Leila Jassal

  • Age: 21
  • Borough: Tower Hamlets
  • First Internship: Bow Arts
  • Second internship: Sadler’s Wells – Producing and Touring
  • Mentor: Tigho Feldman, Head of Operations, Rambert
  • Before: Unemployed, previously freelanced as a choreographer and dance teacher.

Leila says…

With a background mainly lying within Performing Arts and Dance, most of my previous creative experience has only been within this field. After graduating from Middlesex University with a Dance Studies degree last year, I felt like I wanted to be exposed to different creative practices outside of dance, but didn’t know where to start…(especially when looking for paid jobs!)
I feel really lucky to be a part of this year’s STEP programme. Interning as a Gallery Assistant at Bow Arts; delving into visual arts which was a practice I was new to and wanted to know more about, and my second internship with Sadlers Wells; an organisation and practice which I love and am a lot more familiar with! This opportunity has allowed me to really solidify how passionate I am about dance and choreography, and the want to pursue it further in my creative career!