Jonny Leitch is an extraordinary disabled drummer, who drums, performs and composes for circus and theatre shows. He has worked for companies such as Graeae, Cirque Bijou and Diverse City, so it was only natural that he would be cast for the new Extraordinary Bodies show. Since being a member of the company he has expanded his practice into dance and movement, both in and out of his wheelchair.
“It’s great to be in such a creative group with everyone bringing a completely different perspective to the world, that not only pushes me as an artist but as a person with a disability. A lot of change happened in my life in 2017 and I really feel the show helped me understand everything that happened. That I am worth access, happiness and that disability doesn’t set back the lives of others, but can enlighten and give joy to their lives.”