Dance City have opened up the opportunity to audition via video for a limited time for their brand new MA Advanced Dance Performance degree starting in October.

This exciting 43 week course, led by JV2’s David Lloyd, is a practice based qualification which offers new and recent dance graduates the opportunity to develop their dance practice and technique, learn and develop choreography and perform their work as a touring company.

Daily technique classes as well as regular workshops will ensure the company is well prepared to perform extensively across the UK. The course will be based at Dance City’s flagship venue in Newcastle and brand new studios at The Fire Station in Sunderland.

Course leader David Lloyd joins Dance City from dancing with Jasmin Vardimon Company and leading JV2. He graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2006 and immediately commenced a successful performing career. David moved to London in 2008, working with Luca Silvestrini, Gary Clarke, Mad Dogs, Neon, Barebones and Jasmin Vardimon.

David started Mischief Company in 2014 with Natascha Metherell, a director working with Terry Gilliam. Mischief Company has produced and toured a number of works and grown to a Company of 14.

David says, “I want to build a course to nurture talented individuals to push them beyond their limits and create employable performers and dance artists ready for the tough industry ahead. I want to create a course that builds both individual qualities and also brings them into a professional company. Giving them a vast knowledge of skills, business minds and professional expectations to develop a new strong company to push boundaries in the dance sector.”

Students of the course will be exposed to a range of dance practices as they take part in workshops and residencies with a number of well respected companies and artists including Gecko Dance Theatre, Alleyne Dance and Rick Nodine of London Contemporary Dance.

Dance City are inviting students to audition via video for the MA Advanced Dance Performance until midnight on Sunday 28 July. Course Leader, David Lloyd has created a standing phrase and asks for an improvised solo both to be learnt and sent via video to Programme Coordinator Alex Anslow.

To audition:

  • Contact Jessica Leaman, expressing your interest in auditioning via video.
  • Jessica will send you the standing phrase via We Transfer.
  • Learn the standing phrase and record a final version of it.
  • Create an improvised solo and record a final version of it.
  • Send the standing phrase, the improvised solo, your C.V. and a headshot photograph to Alex Anslow by midnight on Sunday 28 July via We Transfer or Dropbox.


For further details about the course please visit the Dance City website: