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.

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15 March 2017 – Save the Date for DCD’s Fundraising Gala Performance of the Award winning An American in Paris

Photo credit: Original Broadway cast photography by Angela Sterling and Matt Murphy

7:30pm, Wednesday 15 March 2017 at the newly refurbished historic Dominion Theatre in London.

Proceeds will go towards supporting Independent Dancers across the UK.

We hope you will keep this evening free and join us to raise funds to enable these dancers to successfully transition into a post-performance career.

All tickets are in the Dress Circle at £100 each to include interval drinks and a reception with cast members following the performance.

We know from previous successful galas that tickets will be in high demand, so if you wish to reserve your seats now, please register your interest by contacting

Just a few days until EVOLVE Birmingham!

EVOLVE is a full day workshop giving you the chance to explore career transition with confidence and positivity.

Coming for the first time to Birmingham on Monday 31 October, in partnership with DCD Contributing Company Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Dancers will hear first hand from DCD supported dancers about their own experiences of career transition, including DCD supported dancers, Simone Muller-Lotz and Josh Tuifua.

"All dancers need to come to EVOLVE, it doesn't matter what stage you're at in your career, it's important to start thinking about who else you are, outside of dance". Rachael Nanyonjo, Independent dance artist

Open to dancers from all genres of professional dance – from classical, contemporary to musical theatre and commercial.

Last few places left, so don't miss out and book your place now!

Birmingham Transition Coaching Slots Available

There are transition coaching slots available with DCD's Director of Coaching, Isabel Mortimer, as well as one to one consultation slots with Dancer Support and Services Officer, Ellen Chambers, whilst we're in Birmingham for EVOLVE, on Tuesday 1 November - sign up now !

Release of New EVOLVE Cardiff Film

Be inspired and get a taste of EVOLVE by watching this newly released film from EVOLVE Cardiff, created by DCD retrained dancer, Matteo Marfoglia.

EVOLVECardiff from Dancers' Career Development on Vimeo.

Clore Fellowship Graduates

Photo credit: Dame Vivien Duffield with the Clore 12 graduating Fellows. Photography: Hugh Hill, Clore Leadership Programme 2016

We were delighted to attend the Clore Leadership Programme 2015/16 Fellows Graduation ceremony.

Particular congratulations to dancer and 2015/16 Fellow, Ben Wright, whom DCD supported to undertake the Fellowship, alongside The Linbury Trust. Ben is an independent choreographer and is the Associate Artistic Director of Skånes Dansteater, Sweden’s largest independent dance company.

“[The Fellowship] has been an astonishing experience that I will treasure and reflect upon for the rest of my life.” Ben Wright, Clore Fellow

Anthony Missen, Artistic Director of Company Chameleon, is currently undertaking the Clore Dance Fellowship.

We will be hosting another Clore Open Afternoon and Q&A soon, an informal opportunity for dancers to find out more about the programme, the application process and ask any questions you might have - so watch this space!

Find out more.

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..

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Plouviez House
19-20 Hatton Place
London EC1N 8RU

Tel: (0)20 7831 1449


Registered Charity No. 327747

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