NSCD is excited to announce a new collaborative partnership with Stopgap Dance Company.
Together, both organisations will work to support the development of an increasingly inclusive dance sector, building on each other's strong commitment to equity, equality and access. In particular, the partnership aims to focus on the following:
Sharon Watson MBE, CEO and Principal of NSCD, said:
“By fostering meaningful connections with leading companies like Stopgap, we empower our students to contribute to the advancement of the profession. Through hands-on experiences and nurturing individuals we pave the way for a brighter future in the world of dance”
Lucy Bennet, Co-Artistic Director of Stopgap Dance Company, said:
"Stopgap are thrilled to be partnering with NSCD. Together we can ensure practical and progressive support for Northern’s Disabled dance students. When reflecting on our history and the journeys of Stopgap’s Disabled artists we have learnt that an evolving inclusive culture can benefit everyone."
Laura Jones, Co-Artistic Director of Stopgap Dance Company said:
"This exciting partnership will enable us to use our immense joint experience and expertise to improve the accessibility and equitability of high-quality dance training and dancer development. The work will support the future of the dance sector to become richer and more diverse, improving it for all."