Professional artists

Swindon Dance, enriching lives through dance

Our Professional Artist Programme aims to support young to mid-career independent professional artists, choreographers, and producers at various stages in their career development and reflect the different genre in today’s diverse dance ecology. 




Our Professional Artists Programme


NEW Southwest Associate Artist

This joint venture by Pavilion Dance South West and Swindon Dance brings together their passion and commitment to support the development of careers of professional dance artists in the South West. . We are no longer taking applications.

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Photo credit – Courtesy of Sean Moss. Sean Moss – Back fish Traveller 

In-kind Space for Artists

Alongside this programme, we offer our dance studios free to artists, choreographers and dance companies for research and development or rehearsals. We have a number of studios, one with an attached meeting room and small kitchen and a studio theatre – The Court Theatre which can be used a dance studio or small-scale professional theatre.
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Young Professional Programme

Supporting young dancers within five years of graduating from a three year full-time training at Vocational College, Dance Conservatoire or equivalent as they start out in the professional world. We are no longer taking applications 


Photo credit – Courtesy of Dan Baines. 

Associate Artist Programme

This programme works to benefit, inform and add value to the participants’ practice and it is hoped that they will go on to become longer-term associates of Swindon Dance. We are no longer taking applications


Photo Credit – June Yuen Ting Cpatured by Cheniece Warner.

NEW Professional Performance Programme

Focuses on rebuilding peoples passion for professional dance performances through community based projects alongside creating and presenting new live works.


Photo Credit – Courtesy of Imogen Reeves.

NEW Reverse Pitch 2024

Are you ready to dive into a world where young minds shape the future of art? Where the spotlight is on the artists, and the audience holds the reins. We are no longer taking applications 


Photo Credit – Swindon Dance – Orla Hardie