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Company Blog: Alexander

You start the week feeling nervous, worried and excited, all wrapped up into one. From the moment you step into the studio, the hard work begins. Dancing from 9am-6pm every day. Doing something you love is one of the best feelings you can have. Though apart from that joy and love you still feel worried […]

NYDC in Residence in Hull

NYDC in Residence in Hull From 11th-19th February 2017, NYDC will be on residency in Hull, celebrating the City of Culture.   The company will be working with Guest Artistic Director 2016-17, Damien Jalet, creating their new work Tarantiseismic. Over the course of the week we will be opening our doors to local young people, […]

Company Blog: Beth

As I arrived at Sadler’s Wells for my first residency, I felt incredibly nervous. Just being in the building felt very overwhelming, I was very worried about feeling awkward and meeting 39 completely new people and whether they would like me! My fears quickly disappeared as I met the dancers and NYDC staff, everyone was […]

Company Blog: Matilda

On Saturday, 22nd October, the day of the first National Youth Dance Company residency, I was filled with nerves, anticipation and excitement. Travelling to Sadler’s Wells to meet the people I would be working with for a year was daunting and I had no idea what to expect, apart from a room full of forty […]

Company Blog: John

During the second residency the focus shifted from creating a bond as a company to working towards the exhilarating premiere at Sadler’s Wells in April; it’s unbelievably exciting! The way we’re working with Michael is unlike any choreographer I’ve worked with before, the way we create work with him is honestly and truly influenced directly […]

Company Blog: Bar

The second residency was as amazing as the first, but it was a very different experience. It was more focused on creating the piece. Therefore, we had to knuckle down, work hard and create. During the build up to the second residency, I really tried to envisage our piece and what it would become, however, […]

Company Blog: Jasmine

In-Nocentes. In-Nocentes. In-Nocentes. The babbling gossip of our title piece whirled around my head for the painful gap of fourteen weeks away from the company. I dreamt often of NYDC during my time away, reliving memories and reimagining the buzz of the company all being in the same room again and missing the energy transferring […]

Company Blog: Jasmine

Counting down the days until my first NYDC residency was unbearable. I was packed full of nerves and excitement, so much so it was the only thing I was thinking about for weeks on end! On my first day I felt a mixture of all different kinds of emotions. When I got into London, I […]

Company Blog: Daniel

Upon arrival at the first residency, I felt extremely nervous. Would I fit in? Would people like me? But when I got to see everyone dance for the first time, I knew that I was going to love the week ahead. I was expecting the day to be very intense and exhausting. However, Michael created […]

Company Blog: Bar

The first residency has been such a great experience. When we all first arrived at Sadler’s Wells, I admit I was nervous, but I settled into the environment very quickly. Traveling together to Tring Park was exciting, as I found myself getting to know people quicker than I thought, meaning I was already comfortable on […]

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