The award-winning, Leeds-based company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance is seeking dancers for its 2022 programme.

Where: Stage 1 audition – online | Stage 2 audition – online or in person in Leeds, UK

When: Submit Stage 1 audition online by 3 Jan 2021 | Stage 2 auditions from Mon 18 – Sat 23 Jan

Deadline for applications: Sun 3 January

VERVE is seeking exceptional emerging dancers to join the company in 2021/22. Create brand new work with international choreographers and restage a seminal work by one of the world’s most renowned artists.

Tour across the UK and Europe, grow your artistry with a variety of guest artists, develop teaching skills and participate in international exchanges with peers. In 2020/21 the company will present work by:
• AKRAM KHAN – VERTICAL ROAD, restaged by Akram Khan Company (postponed from 2020/21 to 2021/22)
Plus two VERVE Research Commissions by guest artists, to be announced

All dancers are enrolled on the 1-year MA in Contemporary Dance Performance, delivered by Northern School of Contemporary Dance and validated by the University of Kent.

How to apply: Interested dancers must apply online by the deadline of Sunday 3 January 2021

Dancers will need to submit:
Improvisation (3 mins)
Solo (3 mins)
Contemporary technique – set material (5 mins)
Ballet technique – set material (5 mins)
Verbal personal statement (3 mins)

Visit to find out more and apply

Costs for participants: There is a non-refundable administration and application fee of £20. This is payable at the point you book your selected online audition date. There is no additional charge for recall auditions.

Contact details: For more information please contact Kate Kramers at

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