The award-winning, Leeds-based company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance is seeking dancers for its 2023 programme.

Where: In person at Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, UK | or by video audition

When: In person auditions dates Thurs 28 Jan 2022, Fri 29 Jan 2022, Tues 1 Feb 2022, Wed 2 Feb 2022

Deadline for applications: Monday 10 January 2022

VERVE is seeking exceptional emerging dancers to join the company in 2022/23 to create brand new work with acclaimed international choreographers.

In 2022/23 the company will present new work by:

KOR’SIA – @korsia_official
JAMAAL BURKMAR – @extendedplaydance
FAYE TAN – @fayefayefaye.tan

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 Monday 10 January

Dancers will need to submit:
• Headshot photo
• CV & Showreel
• Academic task
• Video Audition links (for those who select video audition only)

Dancers who select video audition will also need to submit:
• Improvisation (3 mins)
• Solo: self-choreographed or repertoire (3 mins)
• Contemporary technique (5 mins)
• Ballet technique (5 mins)
• Verbal Personal Statement (3 mins)

Stage 1 auditions (both in person and by video) are followed by zoom interviews and recall auditions.

Visit to find out more and apply

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

Contact details: For more information, please contact

To find out about this year’s company, visit: