Dance Proms launches Young Choreographer

Dance Proms to search for young choreographers with Darcey Bussell and Akram Khan.

Dance Proms is inspiring a new generation of choreographers by launching the Dance Proms Young Choreographer, a new category for 2017. We are inviting aspiring young choreographers aged between 10-21 years, from anywhere in the world, to submit videos of their best works.

Unlike the main event, choreographers do not have to be associated with the ISTD or RAD to enter; anyone can enter as long as they are within the age range. Entries will be reviewed by a celebrity panel who will consider originality, creativity, use of space, floor patterning, movement, use of costume and choice of music.

Celebrity panel

The panel will consist of Darcey Bussell CBE, West End actor John Partridge, co-founder and choreographer for BalletBoyz, Michael Nunn OBE and BBC Young Dancer winner Nafisah Baba. All are on the search for the Dance Proms Young Choreographer, who will be invited to perform their work at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Dance Proms 2017 on Sunday 5 November.

Acclaimed choreographer, Sir Matthew Bourne OBE, has also been announced as the Patron of Dance Proms Young Choreographer, joining Akram Khan MBE, a returning Dance Proms patron.

One-to-one mentoring

This new category has been developed by Dance Proms in order to provide a platform for young choreographers of all dance styles, as well as offering guidance and support. In addition to having their work performed at the event, the winner will benefit from a one-to-one mentoring session with Akram Khan, one of the most challenging and exciting choreographers today.

The winner will be announced in July 2017. Read the press release.

We are now accepting entries up until the closing date of 16 June. Enter your piece now.