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


Dancers' Career Development proudly presents:

Dancers' Career Development is thrilled to share with you the release of ‘A Dancer's Journey’ - a moving and powerful short film that follows the emotional arc of the feelings faced by dancers as they move towards and through the end of their performing career.

Featuring the beautiful Eve Mutso, DCD supported dancer and former Principal dancer with Scottish Ballet, and written and directed by the visionary Emma Flett, former dancer and film maker.

Find out more about the making of the film and film premiere here.


Latest news:


Booking for EVOLVE London West End is Open!

EVOLVE comes to London’s West End for the first time this November supported by Delfont Mackintosh. Find out more about what happens at EVOLVE here.

Book now by clicking here.

  • Date: Monday 20 November 2017
  • Time: 10:00am – 5:30pm
  • Venue: Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry St, W1D 6AS
  • Facilitated by: Isabel Mortimer, DCD Director of Coaching and former professional dancer
  • Price: Early bird: £30 until 6 November, Full price: £35 - includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Please contact us on 020 7831 1449 or ellen@thedcd.org.uk if cost is a barrier to you attending. Limited subsidised places are available.

This programme is kindly supported by the Royal Opera House Benevolent Fund.


Watch what happened at a previous EVOLVE London workshop!


'Reflections on Life After Dance'

Check out and share this latest Dancing Times blog featuring DCD!

Read it here.


'Career Transitions: The Power and Potential of Dancers'

DCD also appears in One Dance UK's latest edition of its 'One' Magazine', the Careers Issue, with a piece written by DCD Executive Director, Jennifer Curry.

Read it here:

One Magazine Sept 2017
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We’re having a makeover…

Exciting things are happening at the DCD Transition Centre – we’re having a makeover and will be launching a new website late summer…watch this space!


Help us reach our target!

DCD is raising funds to provide two Financial Retraining Grants, allowing professional independent dancers to expand upon their unique skills and strengths and gain additional experience and expertise in the career field of their choice.

No donations too small or large! Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated.

Spread the word using #DCDBoundless.

Click here to watch our appeal film and donate..


For more of DCD's latest news click here

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Plouviez House
19-20 Hatton Place
London EC1N 8RU

Tel: (0)20 7831 1449

Email: admin@thedcd.org.uk


















Dancers’ Career Development, a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (registered company number 10137622) and a registered charity (registered charity number 1168958). Registered office: Plouviez House, 19-20 Hatton Place, London EC1N 8RU

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