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

Image: DCD Supported Dancer Amber Hunt DCD supported Amber, a dancer with English National Ballet, in her career as a professional photographer.

Latest news:

Wednesday 11th February 2015 - EVOLVE is coming to Glasgow!

We are delighted to be bringing the EVOLVE Workshop to Glasgow for the first time on Friday 1st May 2015, in partnership with DCD Contributing Company Scottish Ballet, Dance House Glasgow and The Work Room, as part of Dance International Glasgow (DIG). Find out more and book your place.


Wednesday 11th February - Our latest newsletter is here!

Read all our latest news and inspiring Transition Tales from DCD retrained dancers such as Sarah Beardsworth, plus much more here.


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.

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

Friday 28th November 2014 - Dancers' Career Development launches boundless

boundless offers the unique opportunity for all dancers who have benefitted from the help of Dancers’ Career Development to directly support a fellow professional dancer through career transition.

boundless also offers a platform through which our wonderful family of friends and supporters can help professional dancers in the UK.

Click here to watch our appeal film and donate.


Thursday 12th February 2015 - IOTPD Philippe Braunschweig Grant recipient announced

The International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers (IOTPD) is pleased to announce that the 2014 IOTPD Philippe Braunschweig Grant has been awarded to dancer Sébastien Thill. The annual € 3,000 competitive grant is given to a dancer, at or near the end of their performance career, to help defray the costs associated with retraining for a second profession. Find out more.


Monday 10th January 2015 - New Chair for Dancers' Career Development

The Trustees of Dancer’s Career Development are pleased to announce that after an extensive search they have appointed Zoe van Zwanenberg as new Chair. Find out more here

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Plouviez House
19-20 Hatton Place
London EC1N 8RU

Tel: (0)20 7831 1449 Fax: (0)20 7242 1462

Email: admin@thedcd.org.uk

Registered Charity No. 327747

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