Summer University

Launched in 2010 through an open call, Sadler's Wells Summer University supports the development of professional dance artists interested in extending their practice. The first edition of the project ran successfully between 2010-2014 and we are mid-way through the second edition which runs between 2015-2018.

Summer University artists (2015-2018)

Kwame Asafo-Adjei
Neil Callaghan
Theo Clinkard
Katye Coe
Nicola Conibere
James Cousins
Dan Daw
Antonio de la Fe
Adrienne Hart
Alexandrina Hemsley
Stefan Jovanovic
Stephanie McMann
Joe Moran
Patricia Okenwa
Katerina Paramana
Eva Recacha
Alesandra Seutin
Charlotte Spencer
Pepa Ubera
Marquez Zangs

Summer University graduates (2011-2014)

Melanie Ingram
Amy Bell
Vicki Igbokwe
Wilkie Branson
Jamila Johnson-Small
Cameron McMillan
Efrosini Protopapa
Hemabharathy Palani
Danya Hammoud
Alexander Whitley
Valentina Golfieri
Hetain Patel
Gillie Kleiman
Lorena Randi
Matthias Sperling

Previous speakers have included Liz Lerman, David Hinton, Catherine Wood and Frank Bock

What is Summer University?

Summer University offers 15 dance professionals the chance to take part in a four year project, meeting for two weeks each year to share work, hear talks, explore methodologies and philosophies of performance making and extend their own practice through self-study and focussed interventions.

The course is free to join and open to dance makers and other artists involved in the performing arts who are interested in choreographic practice and in the future possibilities of dance as an art form. It is open to people based in the UK, with no more than five years professional experience as a dance maker.

Summer University is directed by choreographer Jonathan Burrows, in collaboration with Eva Martinez, Artistic Programmer for Sadler's Wells. Guest speakers and workshop facilitators will be experienced professionals from the worlds of dance, theatre, visual arts, philosophy and artistic development.       

Applications for the Sadler’s Wells Summer University are now closed.

For more details contact Richard Cross, Senior Programming Co-ordinator

Sadler’s Wells is committed to delivering an accessible dance programme, developing opportunities for participation and encouraging disabled and deaf artists to engage in all aspects of dance. Sadler’s Wells is a fully accessible building.

Summer University has been supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and made possible thanks to funding through the Leverhulme Trust Arts Scholarship

Jerwood Foundation

The Leverhulme Trust

Sadler's Wells Summer University
photo: Foteini Christofilopoulou

Sadler's Wells Summer University
photo: Ben Dowden

Sadler's Wells Summer University
photo: Foteini Christofilopoulou

Summer University 2010-14