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Global connections and relationships that enhance our teaching, research and performance

Our partnerships and collaborations are built on shared values, excellence and professionalism


We have partnership relationships and close working connections to leading arts organisations, bringing together high-level training and professional collaboration to benefit our students, staff and the wider industry.

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Music Partnerships

Music students gain industry experience through ‘side-by-sides’ with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Welsh National Opera amongst others, and a mentorship scheme with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, including live BBC Radio 3 broadcasts.

Our masterclass programme enables students to work with musicians from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Ensemble Modern.

Musical Theatre enjoys close relationships with professionals from London’s West End and New York’s Broadway such as choreographer Xena Gusthart, LA playwright Somebody Jones, and directors Khadifa Wong and Nick Evans.

Other relationships include National Opera Studio, Tomorrow’s Warriors, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and London Sinfonietta.

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Dance Partnerships

Our unique position in the field of dance enables partnership with leading companies such as Studio Wayne McGregor (a relationship reinforced by Wayne’s McGregor’s position as Visiting Professor at Trinity Laban), BalletBoyz, Candoco and the Royal Ballet School, as well as the national Centres for Advanced Training.

We regularly collaborate with the Cunningham Trust to stage MinEvents through our faculty member and licensed stager, Daniel Squire.

Delivered in conjunction with our partner organisations: Siobhan Davies Dance and Independent Dance, the MA/MFA Creative Practice programme enables experienced practitioners to develop their artistic practice in a stimulating environment of intellectual and creative inquiry.

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Research Collaborations

As a founding partner of the UK National Institute for Dance Medicine and Science, our pioneering research has helped underpin the development of dance science as a recognised and impactful academic discipline.

This has supported other innovative partnerships for effective training and health support with leading companies, including Mimbre, Boy Blue, Far from the Norm, and the Akram Khan Dance Company.

We are also members of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science.

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Cultural Partnerships

Honouring our history and location, we hold strong relationships with leading local and national organisations in the UK cultural landscape including Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio, Horniman Museum and Gardens, National Maritime Museum (Royal Museums Greenwich), Trinity College London and Southbank Centre.

Black Lives Matter

In close consultation with our community, we continue to make proactive steps to address inequalities faced by our Black students. Part of this work includes to core partnerships with Black Lives in Music and Black Artists in Dance.

The ongoing relationships work to address issues of diversity and inclusion for people of African and Caribbean heritages at the conservatoire and within the wider performing industry.

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We are known both in the UK and overseas as a source of advice and good practice for peers, providing curricula content and delivery to University College London and The Open University.

Our world-leading reputation is demonstrated and nurtured by the range and stature of the international educational partners who seek to work with us.

These include:

  • Beijing Dance Academy
  • CalArts
  • Codarts Rotterdam
  • Drexel University
  • East Carolina University
  • Hanyang University (ERICA campus)
  • Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts
  • Korea National University of Arts
  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers University
  • Taipei National University of the Arts
  • The University of Michigan
  • Tokyo University of the Arts GEIDAI
  • University of Redlands

Alongside these, we enjoy a host of broader global relationships that promote innovation and mutual learning to advance teaching practice, educational experience, and cultural awareness among our students and partner institutions.

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TL x the Juilliard School

Students from both institutions performed a Cunningham repertoire based MinEvent, staged by Robert Swinston, Director of the National Centre for Contemporary Dance in Angers, France and Trinity Laban Dance Lecturer Daniel Squire, to celebrate the Merce Cunningham Centennial in 2019.

A reciprocal visit to Juilliard at the invitation of world-renowned faculty member Joe Alessi, Principal Trombone, New York Philharmonic, is planned by the Faculty of Music for Autumn 2022.

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Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA)

Working at the cross-over of art and science, Trinity Laban’s Joe Townsend (Head of CoLab) and, Sara Matthews (Director of Dance), collaborated with dance and music students from HKAPA to create the public semi-improvised, immersive performance CoLab Journeys for SPARK: The Science and Art of Creativity, a British Council Festival in Hong Kong.

The partnership brought together an organic creative approach with cross cultural technical training.

The performances were so playful and challenging at the same time. I found it really refreshing to do something different to what I am used to doing.” – HKAPA dance student Natalie

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Fulbright-Trinity Laban Award in Music & Dance

We are the only UK Conservatoire to offer Fulbright Scholarships for masters study.

The programme has attracted an outstanding set of artist scholars from prestigious US institutions including Princeton, the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College and Washington State University. While advancing their own practice, Fulbright recipients have made a long-term impact on the Trinity Laban community through their academic teaching, research and knowledge exchange activity.

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