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Jean Abreu Dance are looking for a LOCAL DANCE AGENT (freelance)

Jean Abreu Dance is  recruiting a freelance Dance Agents based in Swindon  to work with them and engage audience members for our performances of  Jean’s new dance work Solo for Two. We have toured our performances and worked in the East & South East of England over the last 10 years but we would like to increase our audience engagement, tour more regularly and engage with a broader section of the performing arts community including community groups, students & local people.



The Dance Agent will be asked to engage groups of people in their town interested in seeing Solo For Two at their local venue. The goal is to sell tickets for each performance presented 7.30pm to groups & individuals. The audience target is:

  • adults 12+
  • interested in contemporary dance or live art/digital technology
  • general public, dance students, performing arts students, typical attenders are between 18-45 years old
  • local Brazilian groups interested in Brazilian artists and art

You will work closely with the presenter/venue who will allocate you a number of tickets to physically sell and secure the payments. The venue will agree how best customers can pay for their tickets (cash, online etc).


Person specification.

Local & networked

Strong communicator

Experience in producing contemporary dance performances or working in dance is desirable

Passionate about Jean Abreu Dance and/or interdisciplinary work that pushes artistic boundaries

  Date: April/May 2018       Contract: Part time.

Hours: Up to 20 hours work. This is a freelance position 

Pay: £15 per hour/£120 per day, total hours available 20 (max payment £300).


To apply for this role, please send your up to date CV or portfolio by email to as soon as possible and with a short paragraph to outline who & how you would target your local networks. If you have any questions or would like to chat about the idea, do arrange a phone conversation or Skype chat with Mirjam by email. Thank you for your interest.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          British-Brazilian dancer, choreographer and teacher Jean has led Jean Abreu Dance since 2009. Born in Brazil, Jean trained the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London and choreographed his first work in 2003 and later that year was honoured with the Jerwood Choreography Award. Since then, his work has toured throughout the UK, Europe and Brazil including performances for London Dance Umbrella, the Royal Opera House and the Southbank Centre                                                                                  



This new dance work is the second production in a trilogy where Jean explores human identity, formed in-between different cultures and dance languages. With the use of robotics in Solo for Two, Jean Abreu continues to explore the challenges of technology in his work, following BLOOD (2013) in collaboration with the renowned British visual artists Gilbert & George. In contrast to the first solo on the inside of the body, Solo for Two focuses on the outward journey: how a migratory identity is created by cycles of loss, letting go and new beginnings. It is approx. 60 minutes long and there are two dancers (Jean Abreu & Rita Carpenteiro) who perform with a little robot prototype called ‘Macheba’.




Swindon Dance are looking for enthusiastic, passionate and professional Dance teachers who are skilled and are able to deliver high quality teaching

The Education and Development team are looking to expand our DanceOut service in Swindon and Wiltshire. We work in a range of schools, colleges and other communities for occasional one off classes, courses and longer projects with children, young people and adults.

We are particularly looking for:

  • Urban and Street Dance teachers
  • Teachers of Cultural and Social Dance styles

We would also like to hear from you if you have specialisms in other styles and settings and are with traveling distance of Swindon and Wiltshire

A current enhanced DBS is essential. Emergency First Aid and Child Protection are preferable. Hourly rate will depend on skills and experience.

Please get in touch with us for more information:

Swindon Dance is committed to the application of equal opportunities principles in all its practices regarding the recruitment of staff.

Swindon Dance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



Swindon Dance runs performances, classes, special events, workshops, sharings and more! We need YOUR HELP to make these activities happen.

Roles range from stewarding, serving behind the bar and helping out with events. In return we can offer free tickets for performances, discounted classes and our gratitude.

If you are interested in helping us contact Cathy Downes OR Swindon Dance Reception on 01793 601700

Thank you