National Youth Dance Company (NYDC), the country’s flagship organisation for young dancers which is run by Sadler’s Wells, begins its search for the next intake of 30 young dancers to join the company for 2018-19 and work with Guest Artistic Director Botis Sevato create a new dance production.Experience Workshops take place across England, with Curve hosting an Experience Workshop on Sunday 8th July.

Seva takes over from the current Guest Artistic Director, Israeli choreographer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Sharon Eyal. Used To Be Blonde, Eyal’s production with the National Youth Dance Company, premiered to critical acclaim at Sadler’s Wells and performs across England this summer as part of a UK Tour. One of the most exciting female choreographers working today, this new commission will contain Eyal’s signature style, conveying extreme emotions through movement. Used To Be Blonde tours to Curve on Sun 8 Jul.

The Experience Workshops are an opportunity to find out more about NYDC. Young dancers will take part in a company class, learn repertoire from NYDC productions and take part in creative tasks. Participants will also meet members of the current company, ask questions and get advice on dance training and careers in dance. Experience Workshops are used as an opportunity to be considered for a place in the 2018-19 company. They are open to dancers from all backgrounds and abilities, with experience in any dance style.

Entering its seventh year, NYDC has established a reputation for innovative, challenging and influential work, producing open-minded and curious dancers. The company brings together the brightest talent from across England, immersing the members fully in the process of creating, performing and touring new work, giving them a unique insight into the dance profession. NYDC has a track record of putting young people on paths to successful dance careers, with over 80% of all former NYDC dancers now either in further dance studies, in vocational training or working professionally. Graduates from NYDC have since danced in Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Teaċ Daṁsa, Hofesh II, and the Jasmin Vardimon Company.

Tickets for Used To Be Blonde at Curve can be purchased online at and through the Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595.

To find out more about the Experience Workshop happening at Curve and to book onto this workshop, visit

Photography by Stephen Wright


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