Alumni Destinations - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Alumni Destinations

Our graduates go on to wide-ranging careers across the dance and arts industry and many go freelance or set up their own companies. Some of our alumni also go on to transfer their skills and have successful careers in arts leadership, arts education, arts management, physical therapies, as well as health and nutrition. A thorough dance training and education builds many transferable skills and instils the discipline needed to achieve ambitions.

“NSCD consistently provides some of the highest level dance graduates in Europe. Each student leaves with a wealth of technical and creative knowledge and more importantly, a hunger and determination to succeed within the super competitive dance world. As well as the superb training the school also has a nurturing and positive environment that is a pleasure to work in.”
- James Wilton; Artistic Director, James Wilton Dance

Some of the dance companies our graduates have joined:

  • Matthew’ Bourne’s New Adventures.
  • Akram Khan Dance Company
  • Bonachela Dance Company
  • Candoco Dance Company
  • DV8 Physical Theatre
  • Hofesh Shechter Dance Company
  • Motionhouse
  • Phoenix Dance Theatre
  • Protein Dance
  • Retina Dance Company
  • Richard Alston Dance Company
  • Scottish Dance Theatre
  • Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company
  • Vincent Dance Theatre

"Dancers from NSCD are fantastic to work with as they are very instinctive. Not only do they have a sensational physicality but they are also versatile in their approach to choreography and movement."
- Tamsin Fitzgerald; Artistic Director, 2Faced Dance Company
Meet our Alumni

Some of the companies our graduates are leading:

  • ACE dance and music (Gail Parmel)
  • Akram Khan Dance Company
  • Balbir Singh Dance Company
  • Company Chameleon (Anthony Missen and Kevin Turner)
  • Limón Dance Company (Dante Puleio)
  • New Art Club (Tom Roden)
  • RJC Dance (De-Napoli Clarke and Kathy Williams)
  • 2Faced Dance Company (Tamsin Fitzgerald)