Girls in Film – November 2022: Chinese Laundry premiere

Premiere: Identity, belonging and hope; a transgenerational British-Chinese immigrant experience. Chinese Laundry is dancer Tala’s way of expressing her lived experience as a child, whose family is second generation immigrants from Hong Kong, leading lives in Barnsley, South Yorkshire with a Takeaway shop as their main family income.        

SYMCA – September 2022: Talented Tala Returns to South Yorkshire

Tala Lee-Turton, a renowned ballet dancer from Barnsley, has recently returned to the UK and is excited to launch her brand new production called No Time Like The Present.        

Review: Dance in the Gardens – Exposed Magazine

There’s nothing I like more than a Summer’s evening in one of Sheffield’s parks, so the added attraction of an immersive modern dance event, with a specially composed electronic music soundtrack, made No Time Like The Present in the Botanical Gardens unmissable.        

Exposed – August 2022: Dance in the Gardens

Brought to you by Tala Lee-Turton Productions, No Time Like The Present is an immersive dance and music experience which will be presetned for the first time at Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Ahead of the show we spoke to Barnsley-born Tala, a dancer and creative producer …  


“It was the most beautiful, hypnotic and amazing dance performance I’ve ever seen. I have no background in dance … however , I sensed I was witnessing something amazing” – audience feedback.   No Time Like The Present is a dance and music experience presented in the beautiful green spaces of South Yorkshire. The production is one …

Aroundtown – May/June 2022: Aroundtown meets Tala Lee-Turton

There’s a fearlessness about Tala Lee-Turton. Her whole life has been spent meticulously moving her body beyond its limits as a classically trained dancer. But now she’s pushing the boundaries of ballet, exercising her creativity to produce performances that defy the customary conventions and boxed in views of the past.