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balletLORENT is seeking a Dance Practitioner & Administrator

Thursday March 2nd 2023Share page

balletLORENT is an award-winning dance theatre company based in Newcastle upon Tyne (John Marley Centre, Scotswood), dedicated to creating ambitious and inclusive high-quality work, which tours the UK’s most prestigious theatres. We are a female-led company with a mission to create world-class, distinctive dance theatre that appeals to our growing number of diverse family and adult audiences.

We are seeking a highly motivated Dance Practitioner & Administrator to support the Education & Project Manager (E&PM) and Creative Associates to deliver a varied programme of learning and participation (L&P) activities at John Marley Centre, across Newcastle and the North East, and to assist with the administration of these activities.

The successful candidate will support the E&PM to cultivate new relationships; support delivery of L&P activities, and support the evaluation frameworks to achieve best practice.

Administration duties will include, but are not limited to, communication, planning, reporting and evaluation purposes, and the obtaining of child performance licences.

We are seeking someone with a high level of dance training, teaching and planning skills, the ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team, and a full understanding of safeguarding when working with both children and vulnerable adults. 

balletLORENT is a National Portfolio Organisation, supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and is a National Strategic Partner of Sadler’s Wells.

Key Responsibilities

Learning and participation 

  • Deliver a varied programme of classes and creative workshops that has been agreed by the Artistic Director & CEO that complements balletLORENT’s artistic movement and aesthetic
  • across a wide spectrum of age ranges and abilities.
  • Undertake Arts Award Advisor training to support delivery of Arts Award and Arts Mark activity.
  • Support the E&PM to cultivate new relationships with community influencers, schools and higher education to engage with all age groups to raise awareness of balletLORENT’s creative offer and achieve bookings.
  • Learn content from the artistic programme to support delivery of L&P projects/programmes.
  • Help devise and create resource packs.  
  • Keep up to date with national and local policy for young people and the arts.

Health & Wellbeing

  • Maintain your own personal fitness, technical levels to maintain a high standard of excellence throughout your job role. 
  • Ensure all health and safety regulations are adhered to within the rehearsal space: temperature; clean and clear of obstruction; access to water and facilities, etc. 
  • Join company class when scheduling allows.


  • Support the evaluation frameworks to achieve best practice while delivering the L&P projects/programmes
  • Support evaluation methods, collect statistical information, and collect completed feedback forms for each L&P activity for evaluation purposes.
  • Contribute to self evaluation for the L&P projects.


  • Support the administration of the L&P projects/programmes for communication, planning, reporting and evaluation purposes.
  • Obtain child performance licences in line with procedures enforced by national and local authorities and through liaisons with parents of children taking part in performance or film.


  • Take on other duties relevant to the post, as required by the E&PM and Artistic Director & CEO and achievable during contracted hours, including occasional delivery of programmes nationally.
  • Liaise with the General Manager to book travel, accommodation and per diems associated with L&P activity if, and when required.
  • Carry out duties of this post in accordance with balletLORENT’s policies including Equality & Diversity, Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults, Environmental and Health and Safety
  • Act as an ambassador for the company during public facing events and communications and take part in press interviews and pre and post show discussions when requested.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.

Essential Skills

  • A high level of dance training
  • Experience of teaching and the ability to plan and deliver dance classes/workshops for a range of ages and abilities
  • Ability to take ownership of assigned projects
  • Excellent organisational skills with logical and methodical approach to planning and preparation
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with a team.
  • Excellent time keeping 
  • Good written skills
  • Good IT skills, and experience working with Microsoft Office, Excel or similar
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure, self-motivated and excellent use of initiative
  • Understanding and implementation of safeguarding when working with children and vulnerable adults

Desirable Skills

  • Experience in arts coordination and administration
  • Experience in delivering work with both neurotypical and neurodivergent participants
  • Experience of creating risk assessments

This post is subject to screening. The successful candidate will be required to pass enhanced DBS checks to work with children and vulnerable adults before appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake safeguarding, basic first aid, neurodiversity, and other relevant training, provided by balletLORENT.

In return, we offer:

  • A salary of £24,000 per annum (full time)
  • Pension scheme (NEST)
  • CPD training expenses 
  • Entitlement to 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays

Please send your CV, a cover letter of no more than two pages, and a completed Equal Opportunities form (available to download below) to by 29th March 2023.

Interviews will take place w/c 17th April, and candidates will be asked to deliver a short dance session with the balletLORENT Youth Academy.

balletLORENT is proud to be a Parents and Carers in Performing Arts Charter Partner. We are always happy to discuss solutions that allow people to balance their caring responsibilities with their working lives, for example through job shares or flexible working arrangement. 

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