We Move – Leading the future of hip hop dance in theatre
Created by the hip hop community for the hip hop community and funded for two years by an Arts Council England Transforming Leadership Grant, We Move is a free 9-month leadership development programme tailored to the needs of hip hop dance creatives and producers looking to raise their game and elevate the art form to the next level.
Nine leading hip hop dance companies and organisations – Artists4Artists, Avant Garde Dance, Boy Blue, Breakin’ Convention, East London Dance, Impact Dance, Uchenna Dance, University of East London and ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company – have joined forces as the We Move Consortium to co-design this training and support programme to develop hip hop producers and creatives as future dance leaders.
The programme offers essential producing and industry skills, one-to-one mentoring and coaching, plus the chance for its participants to pitch for professional development bursaries and paid work placements in the arts sector. It is designed to reveal, inspire, support, invest in and champion current and next generation leaders from the hip hop dance community – the people who will innovate, develop and produce authentic work that evolves the reach of the art form; who aspire to best rep the hip hop dance community and culture; and who want to be the voice of change in the arts sector.
Beyond the core programme, the consortium will also bring together existing leaders to share and learn from each other, alongside learning from other sectors.
Welcoming the Cohort
In June, we are thrilled to announce these 12 incredible creatives will join us as the first cohort of We Move, you can find out more about them HERE
- Aishley Bell Docherty / @housewingz / @aishleymariadoc/ @housewingz
- Andre Bright @andrebright / andrebright.co.uk
- Caramel Soldier @Caramel_Soldier / h4rtdance.com
- Divya Satwani @divyadancer
- Geni Lou @geni_lou
- Joshua Franklin @juniaofficial / @newmovementzuk / newmovementz.com
- Kloe Dean @KloeDean / @MsKloeDean
- Maren Ellermann @raincrew / @marenellermann
- Matthew Harding @wolfpack_ukd /@urbaninterfacedanceuk
- Munya Muchati @munyamu @thirty10_Arts
- Stephanie Berge @ steph___be
- Viviana Rocha @vivala93