Northern School of Contemporary Dance is proud to share news that two of our graduates have been selected for this year's edition of Choreodrome at The Place.
Ruby Portus is a Leeds-based performer and choreographer who completed the MA Contemporary Dance Performance (VERVE) here at NSCD in 2018. Later that year Ruby was selected as one of Sadler's Wells Young Associates. More recently she participated in the Accelerate programme run by NSCD and Yorkshire Dance. Ruby creates light-hearted dance theatre work with a social conscience. For Choreodrome she is creating a children's work about the disappearance of bees and what individuals can do to help them.
Akshay Sharma completed the undergraduate programme at NSCD in 2017. In 2019 he was one of 3 artists selected for Northern Connections, our artist development programme for emerging regional dance makers, during which he premiered improvisational work ‘A Fragile Geography’. For Choreodrome, Akshay will be creating a new solo work around the notion of rupture inspired by the surface of the earth.
Read about the other Choreodrome artists here.
NSCD alumni Andrew Gardiner and Rob Anderson have been selected for DanceCity's latest round of early-stage commissions for artists in the North East
'Familiar Struggle', choreographed and performed by NSCD alumna Keira Martin and directed by Wayne Sables, won Best Experimental Film
Dance artist and NSCD alumnus Jaivant Patel speaks to our CEO & Principal Sharon Watson MBE