Sol León joined NDT 2 (at the Nederlands Dans Theater) after graduating from the National Ballet Academy of Madrid in 1987. Two years later, she joined NDT 1 and danced in masterpieces of Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen, Mats Ek and Ohad Naharin. León continued to dance up until 2003, when she decided to fully devote herself to choreography, together with Paul Lightfoot. From 2012 until 2020 León was Artistic Advisor of NDT.
León and Lightfoot have been a choreographer’s duo since 1989 and together they have created more than fifty pieces for the company, for which they received prestigious awards.
Between 2002 and 2020, León and Lightfoot were house choreographers for NDT.