National Youth Dance Company

National Youth Dance Company


“NYDC is designed to give opportunity to its dancers, but it’s also a great canvas for choreographers: a chance to work on a large scale, with a big cast of eager performers. The combination makes Used To Be Blonde by far the most interesting work I’ve seen by Eyal. Throughout, there’s a sense that this horde of dancers are choosing to pour themselves into the collective endeavour, bringing fresh momentum to her club style”

“If this is the future of dance, we’re in safe hands”



Used To Be Blonde

Now in its sixth year, National Youth Dance Company returns to Sadler’s Wells with the premiere of a new work created by the 2017-18 guest artistic director Sharon Eyal.

“A name worth taking note of” (Evening Standard), Eyal is one of the most exciting female choreographers working today. The Israeli dance-maker co-founded L-E-V dance company, which performed Eyal’s OCD Love at Sadler’s Wells in 2016. This new commission will contain Eyal’s signature style, conveying extreme emotions through movement.

This unique choreographic approach combined with the young dancers’ energy and talent is set to produce a mesmerising experience, pushing the dancers to their limits.


  • 7 APRIL 2018
    Premiere, Sadler's Wells. London
  • 24 JUNE 2018
    Riley Theatre, Leeds
  • 30 JUNE 2018
    Matinee, Dance City, Newcastle
  • 30 JUNE 2018
    Dance City, Newcastle
  • 8 JULY 2018
    Curve Theatre, Leicester
  • 12 JULY 2018
    DanceEast, Jerwood Dance House, Ipswich
  • 18 JULY 2018
    Matinee, Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Falmouth
  • 18 JULY 2018
    Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Falmouth
  • 20 JULY 2018
    Brighton Dome, Brighton


Sharon Eyal

Guest Artistic Director

Keren Lurie Pardes

Assistant Choreographer

Léo Lerus

Assistant Choreographer

Tom Weinberger

Assistant Choreographer

Ori Lichtik


Alon Cohen

Lighting Designer