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, who have just left higher education and with a desire to establish their choreographic voices early on.

In February 2018 we launched the Young Associates programme, a new initiative supporting talented 18 to 24-year-olds for two years, providing a crucial first step into their career as choreographers. The artists receive a tailored programme 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: Anthony Matsena, Wilhelmina Ojanen, Ruby Portus and Christopher Thomas.