Young Associates

Sadler’s Wells is committed to supporting artists at every stage of their career and to nurturing the pipeline of talent. We identified the need for more support to be given to those at the very outset of their dance-making careers with a desire to establish their choreographic voices early on.

The Young Associates programme supports talented 18 to 24-year-olds for two years, providing a crucial first step into their career as choreographers. The artists receive a tailored course of professional development and support, including the opportunity to present their work as part of the Sadler’s Wells artistic programme.

The Young Associates are: Olive Hardy, Vidya Patel, John-William Watson and Magnus Westwell.

These four talented choreographers are the second cohort of the programme. Anthony Matsena, Wilhelmina Ojanen, Ruby Portus and Christopher Thomas were the inaugural Young Associates from January 2018 until December 2019. All continue to work on exciting upcoming projects, adding their talents to a new artistic generation.



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