NSCD has heavily influenced the current British dance ecology, having a huge impact in its relatively short history. Artists trained at NSCD contribute substantially to the profession. Read about some of our alumni below.

Tamsin Fitzgerald

(1998) Tamsin graduated NSCD in 1998 after studying the BPA (hons) in Contemporary Dance. Upon graduating Tamsin decided she wanted to take the dance world home with her, and in 1999 she founded 2FacedDance Company in her remote home town…

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Anthony Middleton

(2010) Anthony competed for the British Squad for Acrobatic Gymnastics before training as a dancer and completing the BPA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance in 2010. Upon graduating he joined BalletBoyz as a company dancer, performing the works of Russell Maliphant,…

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Kristina Alleyne

(2009) Kristina was initially a keen athlete before discovering dance at the age of 16. After joining NSCD two years later, she completed the BPA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance before joining Verve 09. Since graduating she has worked as a…

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Akram Khan MBE

Graduated 1998 Akram Khan is internationally celebrated as one of the most successful dance artists of his generation. Akram Khan Company is a platform for innovation and diversity, creating work in collaboration with acclaimed artists including: sculptor Anish Kapoor, composer…

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Gracefool Collective

Graduated 2013 Currently supported by NSCD’s CATAPULT professional development programme for emerging dance artists, Gracefool Collective are: Sarah Cook, Kate Cox, Sofia Edstrand, Rachel Fullegar and Rebecca Holmberg. Gracefool are a group of five female dance artists interested in creating…

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Margherita Elliot

Graduated 2013 Margherita grew up in Italy, where she discovered contact improvisation, ballet and contemporary at the age of 12. After completing the degree course at NSCD she joined Verve, performing choreography by Angus Balbernie, Frauke Requardt, James Wilton and…

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Kip Johnson

Graduated 2009 Kip began dancing at the age of 16. Originally based in the South West of England he moved to Lancaster and joined Ludus Youth Company. Kip graduated from NSCD with a first class degree and was awarded the…

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James Finnemore

Graduated 2008 Upon graduating from NSCD James joined Hofesh Shechter Company, touring internationally in Uprising/In Your Rooms. He went on to work with Carte Blanche, the National Dance Company of Norway, performing works by Club Guy and Roni, Hofesh Shechter…

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