Phoenix Youth Academy York

Launched in September 2019, Phoenix Youth Academy, in partnership with York Theatre Royal, provides pre-vocational dance training. Our high-quality training programme is for talented young dancers aged 13 – 18 interested in pursuing a career in dance. Students meet for three hours per week to develop excellent contemporary technique.

Throughout the year students work with current and former Phoenix Dance Theatre dancers and internationally acclaimed choreographers. Dance pieces are created during intensive courses that take place during school holidays which are then showcased at various dance platforms across the UK.

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. Phoenix Youth Academy was founded in Leeds in 2009. Since then, many of our graduates 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: Monday 13 June, 4.30pm – 7pm
Location: Manor CE Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PA

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 Monday 6 June.

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