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

Beyond Ballet®


We are looking for two aspiring choreographers between the ages of 18 and 24 for Beyond Ballet®, a paid professional development opportunity. 

Being a part of Beyond Ballet® will allow you the opportunity to develop your choreographic skill set and reflect on your creative practice, exposing you to new ways of working. 

During the project you will be a choreographic assistant to an established choreographer and take part in bespoke one-to-one mentoring with industry professionals.

Pending successful funding applications the project will culminate in the premiere of a new work with live music in Easter 2022. 

You will also be considered for the chance to create a short work for NYB’s 2022 performance season. 



Open to recent vocational dance school graduates aged between 18 and 25. 

You need to be available for one of the following weeks in London:

  • 9am-5pm – 16th-20th August  2021 
  • 9am-5pm – 23rd-27th August 2021 


How To Apply

Please submit a CV,  a short biography, answer the questions below and upload a link to either one work of between 10-15 minutes, or two works up to five minutes each. We would like to see a full work, not short clips.

Apply to admin@nationalyouthballet.org with the title: Beyond Ballet application and your full name by 9th July 2021. 

Successful applicants will be shortlisted to take part in a Zoom interview with the artistic team and at this stage you will be asked to supply two references. 

We want to learn as much about you and your choreographic practice as possible. Please answer the following questions:

  • What excites you about creating new work and what motivates you in the studio?
  • How do you seek to engage your audience?
  • Using a piece of your work as an example, how do you think you can further develop your choreographic process and practice?
  • How would being a part of Beyond Ballet support your continued professional development?

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.”