Two Royal Ballet School students selected for national choreographic education scheme.
Second year students of The Royal Ballet Upper School, Marcelino Sambé and Maud-Helene Treille, have both been selected from 53 aspiring young choreographers to participate in a scheme entitled Young Creatives.
This imaginative initiative, designed to nurture and develop young choreographers, is run by Youth Dance England in partnership with The Royal Ballet School’s Dance Partnership and Access Programme and Royal Opera House Education.
A total of 12 aspiring young choreographers, from all parts of the UK, were chosen to participate in the programme at the Royal Opera House on 26 and 27 November. The panel of professional choreographers included Wayne McGregor, Wayne Sables and Kate Flatt.
The selected choreographers will participate in a Skills Boost Weekend in January to further their understanding of choreographic techniques. A professional mentor will also be appointed to each participant to help develop their choreographic skills and refine the new works they are creating. The choreographers, together with their dancers, will then attend a residential course at White Lodge during the Easter holidays.
The culmination of the project will see all the new works being performed at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House on 4 May 2011.
Pictured: Maud-Helene Treille and Marcelino Sambé, 2nd Year Upper School Students