Supporting budding choreographers

Young Creatives 2017

An annual project run in partnership with the Royal Opera House and Rambert. This project helps young people develop their choreographic skills by working with leading professionals and leads to public performances at Royal Opera House and Rambert.

For information on the 2017 event, please call Claire Somerville on 020 7940 9800.

The Crossing by Freya Brown (Photo: Brian Slater)

The Crossing by Freya Brown (Photo: Brian Slater)


Overview of Young Creatives 2016

Following a full-on and fun-packed selection day at the Royal Opera House, eight young people from across England were selected as our Young Creatives for 2016, they were:

Freya Brown (East region)

Photo: Rachel Nash

Young Creatives 2016 participants at the Royal Opera House.                                    (Photo: Rachel Nash)

Imogen Gray (South West)

Zakarius Harry (London)

Molly Holmes (West Midlands)

Jane Pearson (East region)

Matthew Rawcliffe (North West)

Paige Rayson (West Midlands)

Ellen Welch (South West)

These choreographers attended two Skill Boosting Weekends to enhance their choreographic skills and knowledge and presented their own dance pieces on Sunday 20 March at Rambert. The two performances took place in the beautiful Marie Rambert Studio, with opportunities for each of the choreographers to share insights into their work during a Q&A with renowned choreographer Richard Alston, who is both Chair of Youth Dance England and devotee of the Young Creatives programme.

Young Creatives 2016 was supported by Arts Council England, the Royal Opera House, Rambert and the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD).