John Lee as the Artistic Director of Fuseperformance receives funding from Arts Council (ACE), Gulbenkian Foundation, Millennium Commission, NHS, City and County Councils and other bodies in association with Research Knowledge Exchange support to develop projects that explore the use of Street Arts across a number of projects that work with emergent artists and excluded young people. This practice involves the development of artist led, peer led arts practices that includes the development of performances and events both regionally, nationally and internationally.
He also collaborates with other companies to create and produce a range of productions and performance that have included Misguided Tours, The Caravan Show, Cafe Lente, The Village Fete, The I Scream Van - that develop styles of performance both indoors and outdoors and in found spaces and that seek to mix the real and the fake within performance and everyday life, appropriate popular cultural forms for comic purposes and create cross disciplinary and multimedia performances.
As a performer he has toured extensively in Europe and in over 35 countries around the world especially on behalf of the British Council. He has performer in the UK at many of the major festivals and in cabaret and variety circuits and in film and TV.
He is also a consultant and has a national and international reputation as a teacher of fooling, commedia dell arte, clown and physical comedy and has written and directed amongst others Kneehigh Theatre Company, Green Ginger, fishproductions.
Past awards include writing fellowships from the Arts Council, University of Winchester RKE fellowships and Learning and Teaching awards, Arts Council Mime Artist in Residence for the SW England
As a practitioner he has trained with Lecoq, Complicite, Keith Johnson, Carlo Bosso, Philip Gaullier and as an academic he has three Masters degrees in Performance Writing, Political and Social Philosophy and Social and Business Administration.