We Perform

Each year students perform in local, regional, national and international venues such as The State Ballet School of Berlin, the Olympic Torch Relay, Royal Opera House, South Bank Centre | Royal Festival Hall, Norwich Theatre Royal and Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

Each year a number of project leads towards performances in various regional events at DanceEast and beyond.

Previous projects have been led by:

  • Adele Thompson (Stomp)
  • Alexander Whitley
  • Antonia Franceschi (New York City Ballet)
  • Cameron McMillan and Fiona Jopp (Bonachela Dance Company)
  • Darren Ellis (Darren Ellis Dance)
  • Etta Murfitt, Adam Galbraith, Kerry Biggin, Daisy May Kemp, Jack Jones and Vicky Evans (Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures)
  • Gary Avis (The Royal Ballet)
  • Gecko
  • Glenn Wilkinson
  • Hannah Kidd (Richard Alston Dance Company)
  • Hofesh Shechter Company
  • James Cousins
  • James Wilton
  • Jeanefer Jean-Charles
  • Joseph Toonga
  • Joss Arnott
  • Katie Green
  • Kristen McNally (The Royal Ballet)
  • Matthew Rushing (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater)
  • Morgann Runacre Temple (Ballet Ireland)
  • Renaud Wiser
  • Tamsin Fitzgerald (2Faced Dance Company)
  • Tim Casson
  • Vinicius Salles (Jasmin Vardimon Company)
  • Anna Williams
  • James Wilton

Each year students have the opportunity to participate in a range of workshops in addition to their regular training, which often allows them to try out different dance styles.


  • Bawren Tavaziva
  • Bird College
  • Boy Blue Entertainment
  • Central School of Ballet
  • Circus Space
  • London Contemporary Dance School
  • London Studio Centre
  • Mandy Montanez (BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance)
  • Northern Ballet
  • Performers College
  • Rambert School
  • Re:bourne
  • Skip Hop
  • Tring Park School for Performing Arts
  • Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
  • ZooNation

Annual performance projects expose students to professional choreographers who each bring their unique style and process.

I have worked with a large number of the CAT schemes across the country but was so impressed with students of DanceEast CAT. The group were creative and had great technique as well as an intelligent and methodical approach to learning. By the end of the project they were performing and dancing with a maturity well beyond their years.
James Wilton
I am both extremely excited and saddened to be leaving DanceEast this year; on one hand, it is a step closer to achieving a professional career in ballet and becoming a greater artist, but it also means having to say goodbye to the wonderful teachers, choreographers and tutors who have passed down their knowledge and experience to help me achieve my dream. I never imagined, three years ago, that I would be in this situation, and I cannot thank them enough for their dedication and help.” DanceEast ex-student now studying at Central School of Ballet.
Ex-DanceEast Student now studying at the Central School of Ballet
I’ve nearly finished my first full term at college and love it. I’m thankful for all the preparation CAT gave me. I have been invited to try out for auditions for 2015's Move It Dance Event and have been lucky enough to be selected, so I’ll be performing and representing Bird College.
Ex-DanceEast Student now studying at Bird College

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