Associate Artists

Sadler’s Wells supports 17 Associate Artists. Together, they represent the most exciting talent working in dance today.

The first group of Associates Artists was appointed by Alistair Spalding, Artistic Director and Chief Executive, in 2005. This appointment marked our transition from receiving to producing house and into the world-leading dance house we are today.

Our Associate Artists are at the heart of our artistic vision. We commission new work from them and provide them with access to resources including rehearsal studios, technical expertise, office space and a creative base.

In 2013, to celebrate their contributions to Sadler’s Wells since the theatre's rebuild, we commissioned special portraits of our Associate Artists.

Find out more about the Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artists’ Portraits project here.



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