VERVE Easter Intensive 2023 - NSCD

VERVE Easter Intensive

Tuesday 11 April – Friday 14 April 2023
10am – 4pm each day

Price: £185

Our four-day VERVE Easter intensive is an inspiring, creative and challenging experience for young dancers aged 15-18

Improve your dance technique with daily classes, learn VERVE repertoire created by world-renowned choreographers and expand your creativity.

  • Take daily technique classes and creative sessions
  • Learn VERVE repertoire from former VERVE dancers
  • Perform in an open sharing at our on-site venue, Riley Theatre

VERVE is the resident postgraduate company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Each year VERVE commissions choreographers from around the world to create a bold and inventive new programme of dance works, touring nationally February – May. Find out more

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Our VERVE Easter Intensive features a daily technique class each morning, followed by a VERVE repertoire class. Afternoons include a creative/choreographic session and the chance to learn more about VERVE and possible future career paths.

Alexander Gosmore

Alex moved to Leeds from Bristol to study at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance where he graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree. During his training, he worked with choreographers such as Anna Williams, Barnaby Booth and Vicki Igbokwe.

After this, he worked and toured internationally with VERVE where he performed new creations by Sita Ostheimer and Alesandra Seutin as well as a re-staging of Vertical Road by Akram Khan. Alex has also taken part in external projects with Northern Rascals, Mobius Dance and Night People Events. He made his professional debut in a site-specific work by Gary Clarke.

Imogen Wright

Imogen Wright (they/them) is a freelance artist based in Leeds. Imogen trained on the Centre for Advanced Training programme prior to the degree at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, graduating in 2021, where they worked with choreographers such as Yukiko Masui and Vicki Igbokwe. Imogen continued their training with NSCD’s postgraduate company, VERVE, performing internationally and touring works by Sita Ostheimer, Alesandra Seutin and Akram Kahn. Imogen has worked on projects with Northern Rascals, Möbius Dance Company and Extended Play Dance. Since graduating, they have worked as a dance captain for the National Theatre’s, Public Acts programme.

Imogen is compelled by working in a multidisciplinary manner. Their movement embodies their culture and mixed Jamaican-British heritage. Imogen finds power in their practice by using dance as platform to express and revel in their lived experiences.

George Bishop

Originally from Somerset, George Bishop (he/him) persued his dance training at Northern School of Contemporary Dance working with choreographers such as Barnaby Booth and Jose Agudo. He continued training in with NSCD’s postgraduate company VERVE, performing and internationally touring works by choreographers Sita Ostheimer, Alesandra Seutin and Akram Khan.

Since VERVE George is a Leeds-based freelance artist, mover and teacher, with a passion to begin creating his own work. George’s movement practice stems from sensing and being aware of the totality of the moving body and mind as one, working closely with feeling and embodying emotions and imagery to move from a place of unapologetic honesty.


A discretionary amount of bursaries are available for those who need financial support to get involved. Participants seeking support should apply for a bursary online.

Should you need any support in making your application please contact or call 0113 219 3005

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Unfortunately, NSCD is unable to provide accommodation for VERVE Easter Intensive participants, and those travelling from further afield will need to arrange their own accommodation for the week.

NSCD is located close to Leeds City Centre and a range of affordable accommodation, including Premier Inn and Travelodge.