Call out for Dance Artist – Protein Dance

Luca Silvestrini’s Protein is looking for a professional dance artist for their Real Life, Real Dance programme during Spring 2019. We are looking for a dance artist who is experienced in working with young people and has a keen interest in working with students from a pupil referral unit. Applicants must have skills in delivering community participation projects or dance in educational settings, and should be versatile performers that can demonstrate proficiency in teaching and devising choreography.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of cultural and dance backgrounds, and encourage artists from BAME communities to apply.


The Project:

Part of Real Life, Real Dance: An Intensive Performance Project for a Pupil Referral Unit

Based on a model that Protein has developed over the past ten years, this project aims to build young people’s confidence, self-worth and achievement through their incorporation within a professional dance company. Over an intensive three-week residency at ARC Stockton, Protein will work with participants to create a performance presented at the end of the project to staff, family and friends. The project offers the participants an intense period of daily classes, creative workshops, rehearsals and work towards a performance for an audience.


To watch a documentary of a previous Protein Real Life Real Dance project, please follow the link:


You can also read more about this area of our work by visiting our website,


Learn about our Artistic Director, Luca Silvestrini’s insight on past projects here:

This is a paid opportunity with paid travel and accommodation.


Project Dates:

Workshop Audition:  Tuesday 5 February 2019 in London

Training and Planning: 25 February – 1 March 2019 in London

Participant recruitment workshops: Availability required from 4-8 March 2019 will take place in Stockton

3 week Residential Project: 17 March – 5th April 2019 in Stockton

To apply please send the following to  by 5pm on Tuesday 15th January 2019:

  • Your CV
  • A letter of interest, explaining why you would like to work with Protein and demonstrate how you have the skills to help deliver this particular project.
  • One headshot
  • Video links of recent choreography/ performance / participatory work.
  • Completed Equal Opportunities

Successful applicants will be invited to attend a workshop in London on Tuesday 5 February 2019

For any enquiries about this project or role please contact:

Caron Loudy, Creative Producer on 020 8331 9665

Deadline for application: Tuesday 15 January, 5pm 


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