Phoenix Youth Academy Leeds

Founded in Leeds in 2009, Phoenix Youth Academy offers high-quality pre-vocational training programmes for young, aspiring dancers aged 13-18 who are interested in pursuing dance as a career.

Throughout the year students work with current and former Phoenix Dance Theatre dancers and internationally acclaimed choreographers. Students meet twice a week to develop strong contemporary dance techniques and performance skills.

Phoenix Dance Theatre is the UK’s leading contemporary dance company outside of London. For four decades we have performed, educated and inspired people across the UK and abroad. Many Youth Academy alumni have gone on to successfully audition for numerous leading conservatoires including:

Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, London Contemporary Dance School, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, The Ailey School, Institute of the Arts Barcelona, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, Bird College, Laine Theatre Arts and Urdang Academy.

Two Phoenix Youth Academy graduates have succeeded in being category finalists in the BBC Young Dancer competition.


Date: Sunday 19 June
Location: Phoenix Dance Theatre, St Cecilia Street, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA

Juniors (13–15 years): 10am – 1pm
Seniors (16–18 years): 2pm – 5pm

How To Apply
Entry into the Youth Academy is by audition only. To apply, please complete the application form below. The deadline for applications is Sunday 12 June.

For any questions about our Youth Academy, please email Antonio Borriello, Youth Academy Coordinator, at