The evidence base

As a world leader in dancer transition, DCD seeks to embed knowledge and thinking around career transition for dancers into the dance sector and beyond.



The views and opinions expressed in the documents above are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of Dancers’ Career Development.

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'Life as a professional dancer is intense and all-consuming: there can be little time to plan ahead or know how to achieve new ambitions for a second career. By helping to fund my MA studies (in Dance Education and Training) DCD supported me through the transition from performer to educationalist. I can honestly say that my second career is even more fulfilling and challenging than my first, and I have DCD to thank for providing me with the financial support I needed at that time'


Amanda Britton
Principal & Artistic Director
Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance

A direct difference

Help dancers take their next step in their careers beyond performance.