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

All In! Young Dancer Call-Out

NYB believes that ballet is for everyone. We aim to challenge perceptions about what ballet can be, who it is for and how to reach the widest audience.

All In! is a new strand of NYB, which explores how ballet can be taught and choreographed in a more inclusive way. We are looking for a small group of ballet dancers based in the south east of England who are aged between 14 and 21 to take part in an exciting, creative and inclusive four days at The Dance Space, South East Dance in Brighton between 10am and 3pm Tuesday 29th August – Friday 1st September.

We will be creating a new ballet with Parable Dance and their dancers.


As a participant you will:

  • learn about inclusive practice and develop your skills as a dancer
  • meet and dance with new dancers who are disabled or neurodivergent
  • work with NYB Creative Director Jo Meredith and Parable Dance Artistic Director Natasha Britton
  • work with three of NYB 2023-24 Beyond Ballet® choreographers, Ross Black and Hannah George


The week will include:

  • Inclusive Ballet Class
  • Inclusive Ballet Repertoire Class
  • A Creative Ballet session with Parable dancers and the Beyond Ballet® choreographers
  • A performance on Friday 1 September in the Jamie Watton Creation Space at South East Dance.

The cost to participate in this project is £160. 


To express your interest in the project please email natalie.haslam@nationalyouthballet.org by 9am on Monday 24th July 2023 with answers to the following questions. These can be submitted verbally via video as described below or in a written format.

We will select 2 dancers to take part in the project, who we feel would really benefit from the opportunity, based on these responses.

  1. Why do you want to be involved in this project?
  2. Why is inclusive dance (and inclusive ballet in particular) important to you?
  3. What would you hope to gain from being a part of the Applied Ballet All In! Company?

Answers to the questions can also be submitted verbally via video. An unlisted YouTube link should be sent to natalie.haslam@nationalyouthballet.org by 9am on Monday 24th July 2023 if you wish to apply in this way. Please also read our guidelines on how to upload an unlisted YouTube video.

If you have any access requirements for the application process please do not hesitate to contact: natalie.haslam@nationalyouthballet.org

Photos (c) Jules Renahan