Wayne McGregor is named Guest Artistic Director of National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) for 2022/23.
McGregor is a multi-award-winning British choreographer and director, internationally renowned for trailblazing innovations in performance that have radically redefined dance in the modern era.
Wayne McGregor is Artistic Director of Company Wayne McGregor, Resident Company at Sadler’s Wells. Founded in 1992, McGregor has made over 30 works for the company, which will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022. McGregor is a Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist.
Wayne McGregor CBE, NYDC Guest Artistic Director 2022/23, said: “It’s fantastic to see NYDC leading the way in making sure that opportunities to take part in dance are open to everybody from all backgrounds, and from all around England. Together with my team at Studio Wayne McGregor, we are looking forward to training, mentoring, and creating opportunities and creative experiences for this fresh cohort of emerging talent.”
NYDC has begun its search for the next intake of 30 young dancers to join the company. The next intake of young dancers will work with Wayne McGregor to create the new commission from October 2022. NYDC Workshops will take place across England in July and August to find the next cohort.
NYDC brings together the brightest talent from across England, immersing the members fully in the process of creating, performing and touring new work, giving them a unique insight into the dance profession. The company works with young people aged 16-18 or up to the age of 24 for d/Deaf or disabled dancers. The dancers come from across the country and from a range of different backgrounds and dance styles.
Wayne McGregor takes over from current Guest Artistic Director, Alesandra Seutin whose work created for NYDC, Quartier Paradis, premiered at Dance City in Newcastle on 16 April. Quartier Paradis tours to the remaining six venues across England this summer, closing at Sadler’s Wells on Saturday 3 September.
NYDC is jointly funded by Arts Council England from Lottery and Grant in Aid Resources, and the Department for Education.