Launch in Leeds – Dance UK’s professional development and networking day for students and recent graduates

Posted: September 30, 2013

How to make a living in dance and how to have a long career

Location: Yorkshire Dance and Northern Ballet, Leeds
Date: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 9am-7pm
Tickets: £25 for Dance UK members, £30 for non-members

This very exciting event, Launch, coming up in Leeds on 23 October and want to encourage you to book your place! Even if you can’t attend, please send on the information to your friends and colleagues and post on Facebook and Twitter (sample post: Book for Dance UK’s Launch in Leeds on 23 October – a great day for students & graduates to #Launch their career! ).

The packed day is designed for students and recent graduates to give their career the best possible start. It provides seminars and hands-on practical advice from a mixture of emerging and established dance professionals, who have all had amazing careers both as dancers and in the other diverse roles the dance profession offers.

“It helped me decide what to do and how to get there”
“Very useful information, practical and realistic advice”

Check out the Inside Dance video about the event at

Speakers include:

  • Hannah Bateman, Leading Soloist, Northern Ballet
  • Beth Cassani, Senior Lecturer in Dance, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Gary Clarke, independent dance artist and choreographer
  • Kyhle Eccles, independent dance artist and fitness and health specialist for dancers
  • Wieke Eringa, CEO & Artistic Director, Yorkshire Dance
  • Karen Knox, dance artist and project manager
  • Carlos Pons Guerra, choreographer and Director of DeNada Dance Theatre
  • Kirsty Redhead, Artist Development and Project Manager, Yorkshire Dance
  • Sarah Shead, Director and Creative Producer, Spin Arts Management
  • Erin Sanchez, Healthier Dancer Programme Manager, Dance UK
  • Tim Tubbs, Director, UK Foundation for Dance