REACH Ambassador Programme


I feel like I have really tapped into other skills that I have and feel a lot more confident and excited about empowering other dancers to do the same.
Mariana Rodrigues, Northern Ballet

DCD’s REACH Ambassador’s programme is the first of its kind in the world. REACH is an entirely unique opportunity for dancers to influence and shape DCD’s current and future offerings for DCD Partner Companies, making a direct impact on dancers’ lives both now and in the long-term.

Each year, DCD recruits a team of highly motivated, well-connected and supportive REACH Ambassadors to help increase overall engagement with professional dancers across the UK. This diverse working group provides insight into the specific the needs of DCD Partner Company dancers and helps to shape dancer-driven programmes, ensuring that the organisation continues to provide the most relevant and useful support possible. We also aim to promote and develop a positive culture around career development and transition in the UK dance sector.

DCD Company Ambassadors will gain the opportunity to stretch and strengthen their leadership, communication and organisational skills, as well as a chance to widen their network. They’ll gain valuable experience for their CV and build visibility and reputation within company. We welcome applications from dancers at all stages of their career.

Over the next year, our REACH Ambassadors will:
Represent their fellow dancers’ needs
Encourage other dancers to engage with DCD’s programmes
Advocate for DCD’s work and how it meets dancer’s needs
Contribute to the discussion and development of DCD’s programmes to dancers
Heighten awareness, aspirations, support and interest in DCD’s work

We are very proud to welcome our REACH Ambassadors for 2020-21:

Photo from left to right: Top row – Edit Domoszlai, Brenda Lee Grech, Jennie Harrington, Jennifer Hayes; Middle row – Mariana Rodrigues,  Fabian Reimair, William Bracewell, Matthew Broadbent; Bottom row – Aisling Brangan, Sean Bates, Kit Holder, Araminta Wraith

Help dancers take their next step in their careers beyond performance