About Transitions Dance Company

Transitions Dance Company brings together the world's most exciting choreographers with exceptional young dancers. The Company is respected for the consistent quality of its choreography, production and performers. By commissioning new work from outstanding choreographers and recruiting dancers emerging onto the international dance scene, Transitions Dance Company continues to contribute to the explosive field of contemporary dance.

Transitions Dance Company tours every year from February - May to national and international venues. For two decades the Company has entertained and delighted audiences from Aberdeen to Austria, Jersey to Japan and Manchester to Malaysia with three dance works, and 2016 will be no exception.

Transitions is the original conservatoire dance company, created to help emerging artists bridge formal training and their entry to the professional world. The Company is based at the lottery-funded Laban Building at Deptford Creekside, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the architects behind Tate Modern.

Transitions Dance Company was founded in 1982 by Bonnie Bird (1914-1995) who was Artistic Director until her death. Bonnie Bird was one of the original members of the Martha Graham Dance Company and became the first official teacher of the Graham technique - her pupils included Merce Cunningham. The Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund was established in 1985 to support and promote innovative choreographers in Britain, Europe and America.

Members of Transitions Dance Company have gone on to work with companies such as Michael Clark, Dynion, Tavaziva, The Featherstonehaughs, T.r.a.s.h, Adventures in Motion Pictures, New Adventures, Akram Khan Company, Siobhan Davies Dance Company, DV8 Physical Theatre, Rambert Dance Company, Random Dance Company, The Cholmondeleys, Fabulous Beast, Ponystep, Ballet Boyz, 2Faced and Punchdrunk.

'Always an eye-opener'
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Ellie James
General Manager
Email [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 9371

Transitions Dance Company
Faculty of Dance,
Laban Building,
London SE8 3DZ