Young Creatives

Young Creatives

We are launching a search to find the choreographers of the future!

 If you’re between the ages of 15-19 (up to 25 for those with disabilities) and are interested in choreography, then this programme is for you. As part of the Young Creatives programme, you will be offered the chance to develop and share your creative talent. Not only will you have the chance to work with a professional mentor who can help shape your ideas and potential into a full piece of choreographic work, but you will also have the opportunity to perform your work to the world at the Royal Opera House. Whatever your preferred style of dance is, we will be able to accommodate your needs. Previous experience is not essential, we just want you to bring your passion and enthusiasm for dance and choreography!

Applications for Young Creatives 2020 are now closed. 

What is Young Creatives?

Young Creatives is a national programme managed by One Dance UK in partnership with the Royal Opera House and Rambert. As part of the programme, dancers will benefit from the opportunity to work with a choreographic mentor who will support them to develop a piece from an initial idea or a work-in-progress through to a finished product through feedback and support. The young dancers will also benefit from: classes, workshops and rehearsals at Dance Hub, Birmingham, the Royal Opera House and Rambert; the opportunity to perform their work formally at the Clore Studio, Royal Opera House and the enjoyment of meeting other young people and Young Creatives mentors during intensive days and workshops.

“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.”

Sir Richard Alston, Champion of U.Dance and Young Creatives

“Taking part in Young Creatives in 2013 gave me the resources to develop my first independent creation outside of an institution and high quality mentoring to support my explorations. It was a brilliant time where I received the encouragement to challenge myself and be vocal about my choreographic decisions in an environment around young like minded artists. The diverse and enriching experience of Young Creatives was the single most pivotal experience of my dance training and lay the building blocks for my future career as a choreographer.”

Richard Chappell, Young Creatives Alumnus,
International Choreographer and Director, Richard Chappell Dance