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Celebrating our Final Year Dance Students

Fri 27 July 2018

We look at what the future holds for tomorrow’s stars.

We’re delighted to announce that many of our graduating cohort of BA dance students are undertaking further training, apprenticeships, contracts, and choreographic work.

Jack William Parry has joined Trinity Laban alumnus Sir Matthew Bourne OBE’s award-winning dance company New Adventures. Parry will perform in a re-imagined production of Swan Lake this autumn, embarking on a UK tour and two-month residency at Sadler’s Wells.

In March, Blaine Richardson joined the award-winning British dance company BalletBoyz as an apprentice dancer. As part of his three-month apprenticeship he performed Fourteen Days with the company at Sadler’s Wells, a work consisting of five pieces by five different choreographers and composers. The young dancer joined Trinity Laban graduate Matthew Sandiford, who has been with BalletBoyz since 2012.

Tommy Cattin has an internship for 2018/19 with Black Box Dance Company in Denmark, training and rehearsing with this eight-strong, hand-picked professional company. He joins 2015 graduate Joshua Scott and 2016 graduate Paulína Šmatláková, who began dancing full time with Black Box in 2017.

Jay Yule, a Siobhan Davies Dance Young Artists Advisory Group artist,will be showing her work Cabbages and Queens as part of Heads Up at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival on 10 & 11 August. Held at Dance Base, Heads Up is an eclectic pick-and-mix treat of great new dance and style, showcasing new choreographic talent.

Nadine Muncey, Hattie Harding, Jiaxin Yuan, Virginia Poli, Caterina Morandini, Benjamin Head, and Sophie Halsteadwill be returning to Trinity Laban to continue their dance training with Transitions Dance Company 2018/19, working with choreographers Karole Armitage, Marina Collard and Hetain Patel.

Taylor Han and Jacob Roberts will join EDGE, the postgraduate dance company of London Contemporary Dance School based at The Place. The 2018/19 company will collaborate with students from RADA and the National Centre for Circus Arts to create a unique multidisciplinary piece, touring alongside new works by Fabio Liberti and Trinity Laban alumnus Hagit Yakira.

Massimo Monticelli and Sara Maurizi will join Verve at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Like Transitions and EDGE, this offers dancers the chance to build an understanding of the professional world while completing an MA.

We wish everyone of our students good luck in their future careers!


To find out more about studying dance at Trinity Laban, visit our dance pages.


Image: Rahel Vonmoos’ in myth and in (loving) memory (2018), choreographed in collaboration with the BA3 performers (Credit JK Photography)