dcd mentoring

'I have gained confidence in my creativity, my work and most importantly the business structure of my company…. I have also gained confidence in being able to be a leader of my own vision, my own company and the collaborators I work with. I believe anything can happen and what I desire is possible'


Mbulelo Ndabeni,
Choreographer and Dancer,
N'DA Dance

The Beyond Dance Mentoring Scheme

A pioneering mentoring programme, delivered by DCD and powered by Moving Ahead. The scheme is available to current or former dancers of DCD’s partner companies. To read more and to apply, please click here.

Mentoring in Partnership with One Dance UK

DCD partners with One Dance UK to offer exciting professional development opportunities, connecting dancers with established professionals.
These much sought-after Mentoring programmes are offered to dance artists and practitioners who have been identified as future industry leaders.

Successful applicants are matched with mentors working in a high-level leadership position. The programmes are designed to identify and hone mentees’ skills and develop their leadership potential.

Dancers’ Mentoring Programme:

Established in 2007, One Dance UK’s Dancers’ Mentoring Programme in partnership with DCD, offers dance artists each year the opportunity of preparing for a career beyond performing, closely aligned with DCD’s programme of transition support services for dancers. Dancers will benefit from the wisdom, experience and industry insights of a mentor.

Who can apply?

Applicants, nominated by their peers, must either be independent dance artists who hold One Dance UK membership, or be dancers working as part of a One Dance UK Partner Company and, in addition, have had at least eight years’ professional dance experience.

Each successful applicant will receive a bursary to cover travel and other necessary expenses.

Check back for dates of the next programme. More details and the nomination and application process can be found here.


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