I’m Alisha McLennan, a 23-year-old dancer for Touch Compass Dance Trust. I have performed with both the youth and professional company since 1999. When I’m not dancing I’m being mentored in all aspects of the company from administration and governance to being a support dance tutor for school and community classes. I have also been seconded to the Touch Compass Board.
I am a participant of the Be. Leadership programme as well as the DANZ Emerging Artists Programme and I hope to broaden the accessibility of dance for people with disabilities. I am also passionate about adaptive snow sports and was awarded the Viv Martin Trophy for best female skier in 2008 and 2009.