Applications invited for One Dance UK’s Choreographic Observerships Programme 2017-2018

7 Apr 2017



Deadline for applications is 29 May 2017

Funded by Arts Council England and One Dance UK, the Choreographic Observerships Programme has grown in popularity and appeal since its launch in 2013. The Programme enables choreographers to observe another choreographer of their choice at work between June 2017 and January 2018. The choreographer being observed receives a modest honorarium of £300.

“The choreographic observership has not only allowed me to get deeper into the artistic practice of Jasmin Vardimon in an opera context but also, and most importantly, it has given me the opportunity to meet her as a person. Her advice will stay with me long through my career” Avatâra Ayuso (Observing Choreographer)

One Dance UK’s Choreographic Observerships Programme was launched in response to demand from choreographers for opportunities to observe other artists at work, either to open up new areas of work, (for example in commercials, theatre or opera), or to learn from another artists’ creative practice.

‘I was thrilled to be invited to share my choreographic process with other choreographers. This is such a wonderful programme. I wish I had had the same opportunity when I was younger and wanted to pursue my choreographic dreams. I would be happy to continue my involvement in this wonderful programme’.
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Observed Choreographer)

How to apply:

Visit the One Dance UK website for details on how to apply

  • Applicants must be One Dance UK members
  • Choreographers apply online and upload their CV
  • Deadline for applications is 29 May 2017
  • Applicants will be selected by a panel chaired by One Dance UK
  • Selected applicants will be announced on 16 June 2017


‘One Dance UK has been Brilliant! Thank you for the opportunity. It has opened doors for me I never imagined were even there. Very happy to have had the chance to observe Christopher Bruce, such an incredible and established choreographer at work. Inspiring!!! The knowledge I gained from the Choreographic Observership Programme has helped me tremendously, while I moved on to create a new work for The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s 3rd year students’
Eve Mutso (Observing Choreographer)

Choreographers who benefitted from participation in the Programme in 2015/16 include: Carlos Pons Guerra, Cherilyn Albert, Ellie Aldegheri, Hannah Anderson-Ricketts, Julia Gleich, Robyn Simpson, Alice Weber, Avatâra Ayuso, Eve Mutso, Jaivant Patel, Jennifer Christine Stokes, Monica Nicolaides, Paul Bayes-Kitcher and Marc Brew. Choreographers who were observed in the same period include: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Yabin Wang, Aszure Barton, Alexandra Green, Jasmin Vardimon, Christopher Bruce, Shobana Jeyasingh, Adrienne Hart, Holly Blakey, Russell Maliphant and Mark Baldwin.

For further information, please contact Tomorr Kokona on 020-7713 0730 or by email