Phoenix Youth Academy

Following on from the Government announcement, we regret to inform you that as of Thursday 5th November will not be running any live classes in the studio and all education activity will be moved online. Phoenix Youth Academy students can attend their live classes as normal this evening, tomorrow and Wednesday. Saturday School will remain online and live classes unfortunately won’t re-commence this weekend as planned.

Our Phoenix Youth Academy offers high-quality pre-vocational training programmes for young, aspiring dancers aged 13-19 years who are interested in pursuing dance as a career. The students meet twice a week to work with recognized choreographers and Phoenix Dance Theatre company dancers supporting them to develop strong contemporary dance techniques.

Many of our 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, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, Bird College, Laine Theatre Arts and Urdang.

Two Phoenix Youth Academy graduates have gone on to be category finalists in the BBC Young Dancer competition.

Entry into the academy is by audition only.

Auditions for our Leeds, York, North East, and Doncaster cohorts will be held in June and July. More details (including time and format of auditions) will be released soon.

For questions about our Youth Academy or to express interest, please email If you would like to apply and feel ready to do so, please fill in the form below.