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balletLORENT offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for dance artists and practitioners in the North East and across the UK. Programmes can include mentorship programmes, workshops and residencies, and can cover areas of choreography, teaching, community engagement, and producing. 

We are proud to have supported the training and development of many young dance artists through Postgraduate Programmes over many years. Former apprentice dancers joining balletLORENT through these programmes have gone on to lead highly successful freelance careers as dancers, teachers and choreographers in the North East and across the UK, with several continuing into performance work with balletLORENT. 

balletLORENT’s creative and management teams have a wealth of experience within the arts, and are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and skills with emerging artists and arts administrators. 

Often working in partnership with established mentoring programmes, we ensure the highest level of quality in the delivery of our programmes.

For more information about the professional development opportunities available, or to discuss partnership opportunities, email or call 0191 233 1811

Professional Residency

In July 2023 we held our first successful balletLORENT Professional Residency. Eleven dancers immersed themselves in some of our iconic repertoire, costume, set, props and movement practices with Artistic Director Liv Lorent and our dance artists and creative team.

Our residency weeks are open to open to dancers in professional training and professional dancers, we offer limited places in a rare opportunity to work with dance artists who have decades of experience.

Professional Residency 2024

Following the success of last summers balletLORENT Professional Residency we will be opening our doors again from 22 -26 July, for this year’s residency.

Monday 22 – Friday 26 July 2024, 10am-4.30pm

£225 for the week 

Day passes available (subject to availability, please enquire)

Join us to immerse yourself in some of our iconic repertoire, costume, set, props and movement practices with Artistic Director Liv Lorent and our dance artists and creative team.

Each day starts with a professional level contemporary dance class. You will then have the chance to learn repertoire and create original work in collaboration with Liv and our creative artists. Get to grips with our sets, costumes and props as you explore balletLORENT’s unique vision of the relationship between dance, storytelling and physical theatre.

On the Friday afternoon there will be an opportunity for you to use our props, costume and set to self-film in order to enhance your showreel, or create footage of yourself embodying a new range of physical challenges.

Repertoire for 2024: 

The Becoming (2023)

Snow White (2015)

The Velveteen Rabbit (2023)

Where: balletLORENT, John Marley Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6TT

For more information contact Education and Projects Manager James MacGillivray:

Book your place here

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