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APPLY: Professional development at Studio Wayne McGregor

Posted on January 20, 2017

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Studio Wayne McGregor is offering the opportunity for five dance students, or recent graduates, to take part in a professional development programme with the London-based organisation.

Taking place from March to December, 2017, the programme is open to dancers in their final year of vocational training or who have graduated in the last year, and could benefit from supported experience in the dance world. Thanks to support from the Idlewild Trust, the programme is free.

The programme will help students to develop the skills needed for a portfolio career, with insight into life as a professional dancer alongside mentoring and the chance to develop a peer network. It includes participation in four weeks of Company Wayne McGregor class, mentoring by one of the company’s dancers, a place on two Studio McGregor Labs, sessions on self-promotion, marketing, tax, finance, working in schools and communities, fundraising and tour booking. Students will also observe or assist on learning and engagement projects, with practical guidance on working with young people, schools or community groups.

To apply, send your CV, with a covering letter explaining why you would like to join the scheme, and ideas of how you might contribute to the Studio Wayne McGregor programme, to Jasmine Wilson, director of learning and engagement, Visit for more information. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2017.


Picture: Design render of the new Studio Wayne Mcgregor. Photograph: We Not I / DAS


Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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