The choreographers directory links choreographers with employers

Dance UK has a special relationship with choreographers

As a member of Dance UK we make it our business to know who you are and what you are doing. Once you have joined Dance UK keep in touch with us about all your current jobs and projects and we will do our best to see as much of you as we can.

Getting you work

The UK Choreographers Directory is a low cost directory which offers a personal service to choreographers looking for work and employers looking for a choreographer. Each choreographer selected to join, has a profile page with space for a show reel and image gallery alongside their credits and contact details. The online directory is fully searchable and is managed by Alice Firth who is on hand to make recommendations to help the right match be found. Employers can search and view profiles online here prior to calling Alice for a recommendation.  

Reducing isolation and opening doors

Dance UK runs the National Choreographers Forum, a network for professional choreographers and others who are committed to raising the profile of choreography. It welcomes members working in all contexts including theatre, film, opera, community, musicals and trade shows and in commissioned, commercial and independent situations. For more information about the group and related conferences such as Choreoforum click the link above.

Industry publication Dance UK News

Our quarterly publication Dance UK News gives you  diverse viewpoints on current hot topics in dance. National and international content includes company news and information on conferences, courses and publications. The Healthier Dancer section publishes the latest news, ideas and research which underpin the Healthier Dancer Programme's work with the sector to improve dancers' health, fitness, well-being and performance and to prevent injury.

Dance UK News is free to members and corporate members can receive up to 25 copies. Back issues, when available, are issued to members on request. Non-members interested in purchasing back issues of Dance UK should go to our shop  here or contact the Dance UK offices 020 7713 0730 or email

Taking your views to the top

We take your views on dance directly to government through our targeted advocacy campaigns such as DanceVote 2010 and most recently Dancing On Parliament. We also help any of our members who want to make first hand contact with their local MP to talk about provision for dance in their area. To find out more about our campaigning activity, the Dance Manifesto and the All Party Parliamentary Dance Group click  here.

Dancers talk about their experience of dance injury, and the importance of dialogue with choreographers regarding injury prevention

The first five minutes of the video on the top right is a must see for choreographers and dancers. Watch the whole panel discussion on dance injury and prevention here. Speakers include Dr Emma Redding (dancer and Head of Dance Science, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance) Rambert Dance Company dancer, Angela Towler, Kate Prince, Artistic Director of ZooNation, and Camilla Dallerup, TV presenter and 2008 Strictly Come Dancing champion. The talk was held at the Dance UK Annual General Meeting in November 2010.

Dancers now have FREE access to a dance specific injury clinic which is part of the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science and is based at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital in London. If you are a choreographer or a dancer and would like to know more about this service,  please click here to be directed to the website. 

Entering the UK as an entertainer or an artist. Home Office UK Border Agency guide

This leaflet summarises the different routes of entry into the UK for people who want to visit or work as an entertainer or an artist. These routes of entry vary depending on your nationality, your length of stay and the reasons you are travelling to the UK

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