Opportunities for Professional Artists


DanceEast presents a diverse programme of world-class performances that include national and international dance artists and companies, emerging artists and young people.

Rural Retreats

The internationally renowned and pioneering Rural Retreats puts DanceEast on the global map and brings together, every few years, leaders from the world’s top dance companies. Our next Retreat is in 2022.

Studio and Theatre Space

Our world class dance studios are available to hire at a preferential rate for professional dance artists. All three studios have wall barres, mirrors, and cubby-holes for bags etc. Each enjoys natural ventilation and comfort cooling when required. If you are a dance artist and would like to book a space, with a 20% discount, and to discuss your requirements in more detail please contact hires@danceeast.co.uk

Creative Heart (Dance Artists Network)

DanceEast hosts gatherings and offers support to Suffolk-based dance artists interested in sharing ideas, working collaboratively and developing their choreographic practice. Opportunities are shared on the Creative Heart Facebook page. To find out more please contact ArtistEnquiries@danceeast.co.uk

Choreographic Development Award

For UK based choreographers, working across all genres and contexts, with a minimum of two years professional experience.

R&D, Residencies and Production Weeks

DanceEast has developed a reputation as a fantastic facility to create new work; our first-class facilities, supportive environment and peaceful surroundings are perfect for artists looking to immerse themselves in their choreographic process. We provide residencies and production weeks to a whole range of artists at different career stages.

Artists interested in choreographic residencies should email artistenquiries@danceeast.co.uk initially.


Artists are at the heart of DanceEast

We offer many opportunities for Professional Artists including Continuing Professional Development at all levels from dance student to graduate, to dance teacher and artist.

Artists are at the heart of our organisation and we are committed to supporting you in a number of ways. Look out for our workshops, events, classes and opportunities to work with visiting companies, associate artists and the Centre for Advanced Training students.

Lucy Bayliss, Head of Creative Programmes


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