WAYNE McGREGOR has been appointed as National Youth Dance Company’s Guest Artistic Director for 2022/23.
McGregor is a multi-award-winning choreographer and director and Artistic Director of Company Wayne McGregor, a Resident Company at Sadler’s Wells. McGregor has made over 30 works for the company, which will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022. He is also a Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist and has been awarded a CBE for services to dance.
NYDC has begun its search for the next intake of 30 young dancers to join the company, who will work with McGregor to create the new commission from October 2022. NYDC Workshops are taking place across England in July and August to find the next cohort.
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. The show will tours a further six venues across England this summer, closing at Sadler’s Wells on 3 September.
“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,” McGregor said.
“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.”