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Open call for our 2022 Shechter II dancers

This month we launch our search for the next generation of emerging dancers to become the 2022 cohort of Shechter II, our renowned apprentice touring company.

Our Shechter II 2022 programme will run from January 2022 to December 2022 and provides a paid training and performance programme for 18-25 year olds to develop their skills as professional artists within a supportive environment.

Under the direction of renowned choreographer Hofesh Shechter and his artistic team you will gain individual insight into Hofesh’s distinctive choreographic style, advance your experience by working within an acclaimed national and international touring company, inspire young dancers worldwide and through our mentoring, feedback and professional development programme, enhance your own creativity as a dance artist.

But don’t take our word for it, hear from two previous Shechter II dancers.

“From the start Shechter II felt like coming home. In this professional setting I learned a lot about my body and its possibilities. Besides this, it created great new opportunities in the field! I feel very blessed to have had this experience.” Evelien Jansen, Shechter II 2020

“Shechter II was a very special opportunity for me filled with joy, growth and challenge in which I learnt trust and acceptance. One of the most enriching things about this year was working with so many different people – with lots of dancers in the main company, as well as Bruno and Hofesh. We all grew together – performing, rehearsing, learning to the best of our capabilities. Our time in Shechter II was not only focussed on embodying Hofesh’s work, but also in developing as dancers, and importantly as humans as well!”  Adam Khashmuradov, Shechter II 2018, and a dancer in Hofesh Shechter Company since 2019.

How to apply

Due to Covid restrictions and our concerns for your safety, this year we will be running the first two stages of our auditions digitally.

Stage 1 – complete our application form below and submit a 1-minute video of you dancing. Full details of what we’d like you to send us are found on the application form.

Stage 2 – Successful shortlisted dancers will be invited to a Zoom audition on 16  or 17 July 2021.

Stage 3 – Final call candidates will be invited to an in-person audition in the autumn. Application Form  – Apply by Tuesday 6 July at 17:00 (BST)

Successful candidates shortlisted for the Zoom auditions will be notified by 14 July 2021.

If you have any questions when completing the application form, please read our FAQs

We look forward to receiving your application.

Hofesh Shechter Company gratefully receives core support towards the delivery of Shechter II 2022 from the John Ellerman Foundation. Hofesh Shechter Company is supported using public funding through Arts Council England and benefits from the support of BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of its projects.