Why Project | CONNECT?
EMERGING DANCERSEmerging dancers will benefit from the opportunity to develop their dance technique, explore different choreographic styles and gain professional behaviour skills which will help with the transition from student to professional.
RECENT GRADUATESRecent graduates who may be inclined to work aboard will benefit from our intensive in London. It is an opportunity to connect with other international dancers and choreographers that will continue over their dance career and beyond.
FREELANCE DANCERSFreelance dancers who have already been dancing on a freelance basis, or in a more formal company structure will benefit from the opportunity to explore other choreographic styles and techniques.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPSBallet classes, Gaga Workshop, Graham-based modern classes, modern (Graham based) classes and ‘Dynamics, Rhythm and Texture’ Workshop with Alleyne Dance.
REPERTORY WORKSHOPSExplore and celebrate the choreographic works of modern masters with our international faculty who are experts not only in the movement and timing of the works, but the impetus behind the piece, the inspiration for it and the creative process.
CHOREOGRAPHIC RESIDENCYAn opportunity for emerging dancers to interpret, translate and present a choreographer’s ideas. A skill set which only comes from experience.
CAREER DEVELOPMENTPanel discussions with our international faculty to discuss audition techniques and career development.
Studio Wayne McGregor
For three weeks in the summer of 2019, Studio Wayne McGregor, the new home for multi-award winning choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE and his company of dancers, will host Project | CONNECT. Based in East London on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Studio Wayne McGregor comprises three dance studios. All three studios feature Harlequin sprung floors, full range high quality sound systems, high-speed Wi-Fi, wired data connections and variable air heating and cooling.
Project | CONNECT Team
We are a collective of international dance artists that believe passionately in supporting the next generation of dance artists.
Faculty – Technique Workshop.British trained dancers. Dance artists Ultima Vez Company. Former dance artists Akram Khan Company. Co-artistic directors Alleyne Dance. more about Kristina and Sadé
Faculty – Technique . 2019 Resident Choreographer.Canadian trained dancer. Former dance artist National Ballet of Canada. Artistic Director. Choreographer. more about Dominique
Founder and Executive Director – Dance ARTISTS International.Canadian trained dancer. Former dance artist Nederlands Dans Theater. Barrister – Called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple). more about Robert
Faculty – Technique and Repertory.American trained dancer. Former dance artist Nederlands Dans Theater, Compañía Nacional de Danza. Rehearsal Director – Nacho Duato. more about Jean
Faculty – Technique and Repertory.American trained dancer. Former dance artist Dance Theatre of Harlem, Frankfurt Ballet. Artistic Director Francesca Harper Project. Professor – The Juilliard School, NYU, Ailey / Fordham. Artist in Residence- Harvard University. more about Francesca
Faculty – Technique and Repertory.British trained dancer. Former dance artist Nederlands Dans Theater. Artist in Residence – University of Southern California. Rehearsal Director – Kylián Productions and van Manen Foundation. more about Fiona
Faculty – Technique and Repertory.American trained dancer. Former dance artist Nederlands Dans Theater, Harkness Ballet of New York, North Carolina Dance Theater. Professor Emeritus of Dance at Florida State University. Visiting Professor – School of Dance, University of Utah. Choreographer. more about Rick
Faculty – Technique and Repertory.American trained dancer. Former dance artist Harkness Ballet of New York, Nederlands Dans Theater. Former Dean North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) School of Dance. Professor Emeritus (U)NCSA. Choreographer. more about Susan
Faculty – Technique and Repertory.Canadian trained dancer. Former dance artist National Ballet of Canada, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Staats Ballet Berlin. Choreographer’s muse for Glen Tetley and Maurice Béjart. more about Ronda
Faculty – Technique and Repertory.British trained dancer. Former dance artist Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Batsheva Dance Company. more about Chisato
Faculty – Choreographic Residency.American trained dancer. Former dance artist Batsheva Dance Company. Recipient of a 2018 Princess Grace Award in Choreography. more about Shamel
Faculty – Technique.British trained dancer. Former dance artist Nederlands Dans Theater, Stadttheater Bern, Scapino Ballet, Mark Baldwin Dance. Faculty – Trinity Laban. more about Christine
Faculty – Technique and Repertory.British trained dancer. Former dance artist Nederlands Dans Theater. Rehearsal Director – Kylián Productions. Former Artistic Director. Choreographer. more about Philip
Tuition, Fees and Scholarships
Emerging dancers may choose to attend for one, two or three weeks of the intensive. Places are limited on the intensive and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis following an audition.