Young Creatives 2017 – Applications Open!

Young Creatives 2017

We are looking for young people interested in developing their choreographic ideas with the help of a mentor, during two residential weekends in London.


Applicants do not need to have choreographed before, they just need to have ideas for their own dance piece and be interested in gaining an insight into making dance with professional dance artists and choreographers associated with The Royal Ballet Company, Rambert, Trailblazer Champions and other leading dance professionals.

New for Young Creatives 2017:

  • There is no fee to take part
  • All selected Young Creatives will be paired with a mentor
  • The dance pieces or works in progress will be presented at the end of the project (9 April) to an invited audience of friends, family and dance professionals for a discussion about the work in a supportive environment
  • There will be two residential weekends: 28 & 29 January (choreographers only) and 8 & 9 April (choreographers and there dancers)

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The deadline for applications is Thursday 15 December 2016

Applicants will be notified by 21 December 2016.

Young Creatives is an annual project run in partnership with the Royal Opera House and Rambert

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


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).