New Adventures is searching for the brightest young dance talent from across the UK to audition for the chance to perform in a major new work by Matthew Bourne.

We are searching for the next generation of young dancers with exceptional technique, powerful performance skills and a passion for storytelling to work with New Adventures over the course of 2018 and 2019 to become part of Bourne’s next major dance production. This unique opportunity will nurture and develop young talent prior to embarking on a career in dance.

Following the success of Lord of the Flies, in which the cast was made up of professional dancers and young men from the local community, this new production will feature both young women and men. We are looking for 10 dancers to perform on the main stage of their local theatre alongside New Adventures professional dancers.

Dancers must be aged between 16 and 19 on 1 February 2019 and will ideally have had at least 3 years of dance training or experience and a solid grounding in contemporary and classical technique, preferably from within CAT schemes or independent dance schools. We do, however, accept and celebrate that not everyone’s path into dance is traditional, so encourage applications from those with a natural gift and aptitude in dance and performance. Above all, they must be expressive, creative, dynamic performers and actors.

It is essential that all applicants are able to commit to all of the dates of this project. All of the project dates are outlined on the accompanying Further Information sheet, which can be downloaded from the website for each theatre below. This opportunity is only for applicants who reside in the UK. Please note that we will be announcing auditions for more theatres very soon, so check back on this page regularly to avoid missing out.

How to Apply: Check the details for each venue as they vary and apply via the form on the website:

Deadline: Monday 23 April 2018, midday


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