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Phoenix Dance Theatre

Phoenix Youth Academy Showcase 2023

Phoenix Dance Theatre is proud to deliver youth dance platforms at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, providing performance opportunities and raising aspirations of young people.

Against a red background, a Senior of the Phoenix Youth Academy mid backflip with his hands on the floor , his back arched and feet just above the ground
A phoenix Youth Academy Senior soloist on her toes of one foot, the other leg raised straight and high, one arm upright parallel with her leg the other stretched out for balance
Phoenix Youth Academy senior looking directly at the camera, standing with legs apart, weight on the right foot, shoulders high and arms raised
Photograph of students in synch rehearsing in a studio

Founded in Leeds in 2009, the Phoenix Youth Academy provision offers high-quality pre-vocational training and performance opportunities for aspiring dancers aged 13-18 who are interested in pursuing dance as a career. Throughout the year students work with current and former Phoenix Dance Theatre dancers and internationally acclaimed choreographers to produce pieces to perform at events throughout the academic year.

The Phoenix Youth Academy Showcase is an exhibition of the passion and talent of the aspiring young people enrolled on the pre-vocational programme at Phoenix Dance Theatre.

An immersive day, bringing together all Phoenix Youth Academy cohorts, from across 6 cities: Leeds Juniors and Seniors, Doncaster, North East, Oldham, Sheffield and York. The full day event will include workshops and technical rehearsals for the young people led by Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Company Dancers and members of the company Learning & Development department, concluding the day with a live performance in the Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre.

For further information visit Phoenix Dance Theatre's website.

Running time approximately 45 minutes

Photos Scott M Salt and Jess Jordan.

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