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Dance Exposed perform at the Ulster Museum

We offer a range of development opportunities throughout the year for students, new graduates and professional performers; ranging from work placements for dance students, Inspire mentoring and GradLab for new & recent graduates, and DanceLab professional development.

Work Placements

A limited number of school or university placement opportunities are available for those studying dance at A Level, HND or degree level. We can only offer work placement when the company are in production so you gain experience in the realities of life as a professional dancer joining in company class, observing development of dance work in studio and delivery of workshop programmes.

Inspire Graduate Mentoring

This mentoring initiative is suitable for recent dance graduates. It is designed to develop the next generation of dance professionals. Opportunities are dovetailed with the current production and performance programme.  You will gain insight into choreographic and performance process alongside dance facilitation and project delivery.

GradLab Programme

GradLab ran for the first time in September 2021 funded by Idlewild Trust. The programme is for recent dance graduates from or based in Northern Ireland. Participants took part in an intensive week of technique classes and learning repertoire from Maiden Voyage’s three commissioning strands as well as engaging with specialist workshops with a range of established NI based dance artists. We hope to run GradLab again in 2023.

If you are interested in discussing any of these opportunities further please get in touch.

Professional Development

We deliver training and development opportunities throughout the year including masterclasses, workshops and regular professional class both online and in studio at the Crescent Arts Centre.