New East London Youth Dance Company of 2016/17!

East London Youth Dance Company are back! After a rigorous audition process, our dancers have been selected to create the company for 2016/17, and we would love to introduce them to you.

Once again under the artistic direction of Sara Dos Santos with assistance from Marvin Drew, ELYDC has returned with brand new company members ready to create, perform and inspire you with their work. The company pride themselves in an Urban Contemporary style, which they will bring to the stage at a number of dance platforms throughout the year.

In the run up to auditions we reached far and wide with a number of taster sessions aiming to discover the best talent from across the East London region. We ran sessions from Hackney to Dagenham and worked with over 100 young people to give them a taste of being part of our unique Youth Company. We are thrilled that the company is represented by such a talented group of young dancers from across East London.

ELYDC Company of 2016/17!

Natasha De-Graft
Lara Ferguson
Kia Henry
Edy Maniata
Rebeca Martins
Eunice Neto
Jasmine Richards
Smilte Truncaite

Keep your eyes peeled throughout the year for opportunities to come and see the Company in action!

“I joined ELYDC to expand my horizons in dance as a whole. It is essential to always push yourself and to aim higher than before and I believe being in this company will offer me that opportunity. I hope that by the end of this year, I will be able to look back and know that all the hard work had great outcomes.” Edy Maniata, Company Member

Missed the Audition?

Brand new for 2016/17! If you are aged 13 – 17 East London Youth Dance Company are inviting you to join their open technique class for free. Every Saturday 10:00am-11:30am. Find out more here.

An East London Dance and University of East London partnership project supported by Sportivate.

Image of the Company with Artistic Director Sara Dos Santos and teaching assistant Marvin Drew.