National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) aims to create and perform innovative and influential dance, bringing together some of the brightest dance talent from across England to work with Sadler’s Wells’ internationally renowned Associate Artists and visiting companies.
The new NYDC Guest Artistic Director, the critically acclaimed Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Michael Keegan-Dolan, is the Founder and Artistic Director of 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.
Keegan-Dolan has worked on productions for world-class companies and theatres including, English National Opera, La Monnaie, Royal Opera House and National Theatre. He has been selected to guide the new intake of up to 30 dancers through their NYDC journey, mentoring them during intensive residencies throughout the year, and creating a new piece of work for them to premiere at Sadler's Wells in 2016 and tour around the country.