Youth Academy

Our Youth Academy Programme comprises of passionate and talented 13 -19 year olds from across the Yorkshire region who wish to pursue a career in dance. Students meet twice weekly to study contemporary dance technique and performance skills at the company’s state-of-the-art facilities.

The group also take part in intensive courses during school holidays which give them the opportunity to work with recognised choreographers and company dancers. They create exciting work that is performed at regional platforms and throughout the UK at other events.

Many graduates from the Academy programme have gone on to successfully audition for vocational dance training at institutions such as London Contemporary Dance School, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Entry is by audition only. This year’s auditions are now over.

For further information, please contact Tanya Richam-Odoi (Youth Academy Coordinator) on 0113 236 8130 or email