Phoenix Academy North East

In partnership with Gateway Studios, Phoenix Dance Theatre is delighted to have launched a brand new high-quality training programme for talented young dancers aged 14-18 from across the North East, based on their hugely successful Phoenix Youth Academy in Leeds.

Phoenix Dance Theatre is one of the UKs leading contemporary dance companies, and for over three decades the Company has performed, educated and inspired people both here in the UK and across the globe. Phoenix Youth Academy in Leeds has been running since 2009 and many of its graduates have gone on to successfully audition for numerous conservatoires, including London Contemporary Dance School, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Launched in January 2015, Phoenix Academy North East students meet twice per week developing their contemporary dance technique through working with recognised choreographers and Phoenix Dance Theatre’s company dancers. Academy members also participate in intensive courses during the school holidays, with regular performance opportunities at platforms across the UK.

For further information contact Peter Huggins at

Sponsorship from the Leverhulme Trust enables us to offer bursaries.