Dancers’ Career Development (DCD) has been supporting professional dance for over 40 years. We help dancers to make the often difficult transition from professional dancing to a new career by giving them the confidence and skills they need to keep working beyond dance.

DCD is the only organisation of its kind in the UK and is a world leader in dancer transition

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Scottish Ballet Artistic Director Christopher Hampson to run the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon on behalf of Dancers’ Career Development

On Sunday 26th April 2015 Christopher Hampson will join over 40,000 others running the historic 26.6 mile route around London raising money for professional dancers in the UK.

Christopher trained at the Royal Ballet Schools. His choreographic work began there and continued at English National Ballet, where he danced until 1999 and for whom he subsequently created numerous award-winning works, including Double Concerto, Perpetuum Mobile, Country Garden, Concerto Grosso and The Nutcracker.

Christopher joined Scottish Ballet as Artistic Director in August 2012.

As a keen Marathon runner, Christopher has completed two Edinburgh Marathons and has also participated in marathon events in Paris, Cape Town and Athens.

‘I am thrilled to be running in one of the most well-known marathons in the world on behalf of Dancers’ Career Development. The organisation has been a vital part of career transitioning for generations of dancers. I’m sure my colleagues at Scottish Ballet will be cheering me on, but now’s the time to ask all dancers, directors, choreographers and anybody connected to dance within the UK to dig deep and sponsor me to get to the finish line on April 26th, hopefully with a new PB of well under four hours!" Christopher Hampson

Find out more about how you can support Christopher to raise money for Dancers' Career Development here.

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