Our vision is that young people will create the ballet of the future.

Choreographers & Emerging Artists

Choreographers and Emerging Professionals

If you are in the early stages of your career, and are aged 18-35, our Beyond Ballet programme will give you the unique chance to work as part of the Artistic Team before and during our Residential Performance Company.  Each year we select 10 emerging choreographers and young professionals aged 18-35.  This is an open application.  These positions are in Choreography, Rehearsal Direction, Lighting Design, Wardrobe, Administration and Projection Design.

We’re well aware that your job satisfaction and our success go hand in hand.   You’ll be involved in creating and staging new works, receiving mentoring from established professionals and will then present this on a world-renowned stage at Sadler’s Wells.

As well as showcasing your work you will gain valuable skills, develop your creative practice and further develop your professional network.  Which in turn will improve future prospects and your chances of being offered employment.  But don’t just take our word for it.  Here are some recent stories that we’d like to share.

Arielle Smith began her choreographic journey with us at the age of 12 when she took part in our annual Frank Freeman Choreographic Competition at our residential.  After several years choreographing and performing with us she was offered work as a Beyond Ballet choreographer.  Over the past three years, we have supported and given her the platform to showcase her work.  In our Repertoire (include link to our performances) you can see her name in lights.  Sir Matthew Bourne, has seen her develop and this year offered her the post of New Adventures Young Associate Choreographer for his 2019 Season.

Drew McOnie’s first NYB commission at the age of 19 went on to see him scooping the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer in 2016 for In The Heights.  He is currently directing and choreographing Strictly Ballroom in London’s West End and King Kong on Broadway.

To apply you will need to send an application letter, cv and link to video footage to info@nyb.org.uk.  Closing date for applications is end of February 2019.

NYB is like my family, as a child dancing with them had a huge impact on me.  Now being able to come back and work alongside the artistic staff and be able to give back to NYB what they gave to me is incredibly special.

Charlotte Goffin, Social Media Consultant, Beyond Ballet, National Youth Ballet, 2012.

This is an exciting time for NYB.  There is a great, vibrant atmosphere.  I was given a great deal of freedom as a choreographer in the choice of music, casting and projection design.  It is always a very satisfying experience to create an entirely new piece.”