Professional Artists

Enriching people’s lives through dance

These programmes aim to support independent professional artists, choreographers, and company directors at various stages in their career development and reflect the different genre in today’s diverse dance ecology.

Watch some of the artists from our Professional Artists Programme 2017-18.


Filmed at Swindon Dance by Dan Martin

“Swindon Dance understands the importance of listening to artists and helping them to trial bold and new ideas in a safe and supportive environment. What I have been impressed with over the years is their ability to expertly respond to the needs of professional dance artists, acknowledging their tailor made input will benefit both artists, audience and the wider community”.

Adrienne Hart (Artistic Director, Neon Dance)



our Professional Artists Programmes…


Young Professionals Programme

Supports young graduate dancers making their first steps into the professional dance world. This programme is based on individual need, aims, goals, and aspirations and is supported by a £2,000 bursary.

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Associate Artists & Companies

Supports emerging practitioners and mid-career artists from any genre and location, who want to find time and space to grow their work, their practice or their company.

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Supporting the next generation of professional dance makers, from young graduate to emerging and mid-career choreographers giving support when producing new performance works.

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Diploma in Dance Pedagogy (DDP)

A unique and accessible Level 6 Teaching Diploma for dance artists and practitioners accredited by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD).

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