National Youth Dance Company


About NYDC

Joining NYDC can be a life-changing experience, presenting career possibilities and raising aspirations, self-esteem and confidence,besides introducing the very best of professional dance practice.

National Youth Dance Company creates and performs innovative and influential dance, bringing together the brightest talent from across England to work intensively with Sadler’s Wells’ renowned Associate Artists. The company has established a reputation for challenging, high quality work and produces dancers that are open-minded, curious and brave.

NYDC is a diverse and inclusive company, dancers come from a range of social backgrounds, dance styles and experiences. We welcome dancers with a broad range of abilities, providing additional resources and support wherever possible. Scholarships and bursaries ensure access from all social and economic backgrounds. We acknowledge that our dancers will aspire to different career paths and we support and inform them in their pursuit of this.

National Youth Dance Company is an Arts Award Supporter. Arts Award is a unique range of multi-level qualifications for children and young people aged up to 25 years to develop as artists and arts leaders, developing and sharing their creativity, leadership and communication skills. It provides opportunities for individuals, schools and youth groups to connect to the world of professional artists. NYDC provides the opportunity for all company members to achieve silver level in Arts Award during a successful completion of a year with the company.

Interested in experiencing NYDC? Please go to the Experience Workshop page to find out more, to join the company please click the button below and for an in-depth view into company life, please take a look at Behind the Scenes.




NYDC is hosted at Sadler's Wells

National Youth Dance Company Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4TN

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Call us: 020 7863 8139

If you would like to support our work with young people, please call 020 7863 8134 or email

Please note that this form is not for applications. If you would like to apply to join NYDC, please visit our 'How to Apply' page


NYDC Partners and Host Venues

NYDC aims to engage with as many young people as possible from across the country. This could only be achievable through the network of partners host venues that have supported the company by raising awareness, hosting workshops and performances and acting as expert advisors in their regions. We are grateful to our partners and host venues for their continued support.