National Youth Dance Company


Sadler's Wells is proud to be the host organisation for the National Youth Dance Company (NYDC).

For more information about the company and for full details of how to get involved, please go to:

The company aims to create and perform innovative and influential dance, bringing together some of the brightest dance talent from across England to work with our internationally renowned Associate Artists and visiting companies.

The company has established a reputation for challenging, high quality work that produces dancers that are open-minded, curious and brave.

Joining NYDC can be a life-changing experience, presenting career possibilities and raising aspirations, self-esteem and confidence, besides introducing the very best of professional dance practice.

We are delighted to welcome Michael Keegan-Dolan as Artistic Director for NYDC 2015-16. Keegan-Dolan, is the Founder and Artistic Director of the former Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre. His productions Giselle, The Bull and The Rite of Spring were all nominated for Olivier Awards and The Bull won the UK Critics' Circle Award for Best Modern Choreography in 2008.

NYDC premiered their new work In-Nocentes by Michael Keegan-Dolan on Thursday 7 April 2016 at Sadler’s Wells. You can see the show on tour at one of the venues below.

26-Jun-16 Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
02-Jul-16 Dance City, Newcastle
03-Jul-16 Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds
08-Jul-16 U.Dance 2016, The Lowry, Salford
19-Jul-16 DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich
21-Jul-16 Academy of Dance and Theatre Arts, Falmouth
23-Jul-16 mac, Birmingham









To contact the company, please email or call us on 020 7863 8139

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If you would like to support our work with young people, please call 020 7863 8134 or email