News: One Dance UK seeks young choreographers of the future

Wednesday 27 February 2019

One Dance UK is looking for choreographers to join its Young Creatives programme.

Launched in 2008, the Young Creatives programme is delivered in partnership with One Dance UK, the Royal Opera House and Rambert. It is for young people between the ages of 15 and 19, and up to the age of 25 if disabled, who are interested in exploring their choreographic creativity. The programme hopes to attract candidates who are always brimming with new ideas and would value some help and guidance developing these into dance.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop their choreographic idea supported by a creative mentor before presenting it at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House. The programme will culminate with a special performance of Young Creatives’ work as part of the U.Dance National Youth Dance Festival at Southbank Centre on 20 and 21 July 2019.

Sir Richard Alston, a Champion of Young Creatives, comments:

“For me, young creatives gets to the heart of the matter. It gives young people the time and space to explore their own ideas and I find their openness and creativity inspiring.”

Young Creatives is open to any dance style, or genre, with no previous experience necessary. For more information and to apply, visit

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