Dancersí 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:

Dancers' Career Development welcomes you to join special guest Arlene Philips CBE for a chance to meet some of the many DCD supported dancers, including: Leanne Benjamin AM OBE, Farooq Chaudhry, Dane Hurst, Daria Klimentova, Steven McRae and Isabel Mortimer at a performance by DCD Contributing Company, English National Ballet, at Sadler's Wells Theatre on Wednesday 9th September 2015

Photo: Dust, 2014. Photo © Photography by ASH

Your ticket will include a programme, drink, canapťs and bowl food and a top-priced stalls seat for ENB's award winning triple bill Lest We Forget plus a chance to meet some of DCD's supported dancers before and after the performance.

This evening celebrates Dancers' Career Development's decades of providing career transition services to all UK-based dancers and introduces DCD's new Chair, ZoŽ van Zwanenberg. Find out more.

Thursday 6th August 2015 - Dancers' Career Development are recruiting a talented and innovative Communications Officer

This is a new post within DCDís core team, successfully devising and delivering all communications activity and providing communications support to the DCD team. The post-holder will communicate and promote the full breadth of DCDís work and this post offers huge scope for being directly involved in shaping DCDís communications strategy moving forward. Deadline: Friday 11th September 2015.

Find out more.

Join us for EVOLVE London at the Royal Opera House on Sunday 11th October 2015

EVOLVE Workshops are specifically designed to empower professional dancers to navigate their career transition with positivity and confidence. EVOLVE London features Transition Tales from DCD Retrained Dancers, former Royal Ballet Principal, Jaimie Persson, and former Rambert dancer and independent artist, Jonathan Goddard. Places are limited so find out more and book now.


We need you to join Team DCD for the Spotlight Runners 10k Challenge on Sunday 13th September 2015!

We need you to swap your dance shoes for running trainers and raise money for Acting for Others, a collective of charities supporting performing artists including Dancers' Career Development, by taking part in the Spotlight 10k Challenge run. Find out more.


BBC Young Dancer 2015 Ė Dancersí Career Development to provide the aftercare for young finalists

Dancersí Career Development are delighted to be providing an aftercare package designed specifically for the six BBC Young Dancer Competition finalists: Kieran Lai; Jacob OíConnell; Vidya Patel; Archie Sullivan; Harry Barnes and Competition winner Connor Scott. Find out more.


Dancers' Career Development launches boundless

boundless offers the unique opportunity for all dancers who have benefitted from the help of Dancersí 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.


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Contact us
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

Read inspiring Transition Tales from dancers here.

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