Tony Mills, Watch iT! Photo: Alex Rumford

Choreodrome 2024 – Artist Announcement

16 May 2024

Brooke Milliner. Photo by Naomi Patterson | Isaac Ouro-Gnao. Photo by Ashley Karrell East London Dance is thrilled to be partnering with The Place on their Choreodrome artist development programme to support two fantastic artists, Brooke Milliner and Isaac Ouro-Gnao, …

Good for our community good for the planet

26 April 2024

Varmints, 2013. Photo by Manuel Vason. Varmints was a co-production with Sadler’s Wells and Stratford Circus looking at the impact that the arrival of high rise buildings and regeneration can have on nature. See the full project here. Earth Week …

Emma Gladstone & Tim Joss remembered

5 February 2024

Emma Gladstone (Photo – Foteini Christofilopoulou) & Tim Joss Last month the dance world lost two of its shining lights with the sad loss of Emma Gladstone and Tim Joss. Both of these wonderful individuals worked closely with East London …

Alleyne Dance Intensive at the Talent House

17 November 2023

A WEEK OF PASSION & DETERMINATION This December we’re hosting Alleyne Dance at the Talent House for their latest 5 day intensive! Join the award-winning company in the studio for a physical and creative challenge. 4th-8th December | 10am – …

Summer in the City

13 October 2023

This summer East London Dance brought dance to public spaces in the City

New East London Dance Chair Announced

2 October 2023

We’re thrilled to announce that Jacqueline Rose has been appointed as Chair of Trustees for East London Dance, as we continue on the exciting next chapter from our new home, the Talent House. Jacqueline takes up the role following an …

East London Dance’s Annual Review 2021-22

20 April 2023

Breaking with Rain Crew at the Talent House, 2022. Image by William Hartley   Download the full review here or you view an Issuu published version here. Introduction from the Annual Review We’re really proud to be writing this as the joint …

OUR HOUSE 2022 Review

Relive the highlights of OUR HOUSE as we opened up the Talent House to local artists and collectives to curate a week of activity at a time.

Producers House Begins

4 November 2022

Members of the Producers House Programme We were excited to begin Producers House today, a new professional development programme that will support a dedicated cohort of incredible producers/creatives to expand their portfolio, grow the projects and programmes they are working …

Continuum Festival – Panel Discussions

6 September 2022

Continuum – Panel Discussions Back in July our team of 12 future innovators – The Fi.ELD – took over The Talent House  with Continuum, a two day festival of dance workshops, performances and panel discussions to equip early years dance …

Ideas Fund 2021 winners announced

22 July 2021

The Ideas Fund offers dance creatives the chance to pitch for financial, mentoring and in-kind support to research, test, or launch new artistic and entrepreneurial ideas

The Talent House

25 March 2021

We are thrilled to introduce you to our new home, coming spring 2022

Leap of Faith – First Impressions Film

24 November 2020

‘First Impressions’ by East London Dance’s over 65s company, Leap of Faith. To celebrate their 21st Anniversary, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein asked East London Dance’s Leap of Faith to reimagine their seminal dance piece Border Tales. As Leap of Faith finished creating …

MESA Festival Reviews

20 October 2020

  Created by the 2020 Fi.ELD cohort MESA festival was an interactive, online multi-arts festival exploring the concept of family. It showcased young creatives, elevated underrepresented voices and provided a seat at the table for all.  Five incredible events took place across …

Ideas Summit 2019 Programme

27 March 2019

Ideas Summit 2016, by Jeremy Freedman You can view the Ideas Summit 2019 programme below or by downloading a PDF version of it here.    

East Wall: Storm the Tower

22 August 2018

East Wall – over 150 dancers and musicians stormed the Tower in a spectacular celebration of east London’s rich cultural heritage and diversity.


19 April 2018

IDENTITY – A celebration of east London’s eclectic dance and fashion cultures

The Fi.ELD Graduation 2017

10 January 2018

On November 30, 11 young creatives graduated from The 2017 Fi.ELD programme on a memorable night of reflections and celebration including inspiring words from special guest speaker Caleb Femi, Young People’s Laureate for London.

The Fi.ELD Festival Live + Direct

10 November 2017

East london Dance’s future innovators (The Fi.ELD) produced an amazing weekend of dance festivities at Stratford Circus Arts Centre on 28 and 29 October. The Live + Direct Festival was buzzing for two days full of fiery dance battles, performances …

New East London Youth Dance Company announced for 2017/18!

ELYDC 2017/18. Credit Charlene Davies Led by newly appointed Artistic Director Jasmin Saulo and company assistant Marvin Drew, we are thrilled to announce that the East London Youth Dance Company (ELYDC) is back with a brand new group of young …

Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund winners announced

1 April 2017

Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund Winners 2017. Photo: Ben Stanley Top row (left to right): Joe Garbett, Carolina Adewale, Lisa Hood, Jo Rhodes, Mars El Brogy, Sharon Davis, Tom Rowland-Rees, Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple. Bottom Row (left to right): Rashmi Becker, Emma Houston, …

Dreams Deferred

8 March 2017

East London Dance presented work by Jade Hackett at an event to celebrate the poetry of Langston Hughes

HeadStart Newham project announced

5 January 2017

East London Dance is embarking on major new partnership with HeadStart Newham to tackle the growing prevalence of mental health problems amongst young people.

Collabo 2016

23 November 2016

We celebrated an incredible 10 years of Collabo on 10 – 12 November

ELYDC rock the U.Dance London Regional Platform

5 April 2016

After weeks of rehearsals with their Lead Artist and choreographer Sara Dos Santos, the newly formed East London Youth Dance Company (ELYDC) took to the stage for their first performance together on Sunday 13 March at the U.Dance London Regional …

Shortlist Announced for the Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund

10 March 2016

The Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund offers dance creatives the chance to pitch for £5,000 plus mentoring support to research, test, or launch new artistic and entrepreneurial ideas. As part of the Dance Enterprise Hub we have put together a consortium …

After School Steps

7 March 2016

We’re project managing a tailor made dance programme for 6 month’s with St. Paul’s With St. Michael’s school

A big welcome to our School21 placement

8 January 2016

East London Dance is thrilled to welcome Geraldine Legester (Gem), a year 10 student at School21 based in Stratford, who will be working with the East London Dance team from November 2015 – March 2016 as part of the Real …

The Fi.ELD: Celebrating a successful 3 years

On 27 October we held the third and final Fi.ELD graduation here at Stratford Circus Arts Centre. As part of this evening we celebrated all three cohorts that have been on this incredible journey with us, inviting their past and …

Orfeo: Putting young people centre stage

30 April 2015

A Shared Commitment: Orfeo at the Roundhouse with the Royal Opera and East London Dance The Roundhouse is to host its first opera in collaboration The Royal Opera in January 2015, as renowned theatre director and former artistic direction of …

East London Dance announce their Future Innovators for 2015

East London Dance is pleased to introduce the third collective of emerging professionals taking part in The Fi.ELD (Future Innovators. East London Dance). Following a rigorous selection process this collective of 15 individuals aged 16 – 25 years will be …

Unleashed – The Winter News

WHAT’S GOING ON – A NEW MAKEOVER! So how does a dance organisation get the equivalent of a new haircut or a new makeover? Well it’s a new website of course! We maxed out the credit card (sorry Polly) and …

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