Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Global Reach

The Conservatoire’s global reach extends from the national hubs of Bristol, Leeds and London to cities and institutions all over the world.

Through artistic collaborations, staff and student exchanges, consultancy, workshops and performances abroad, the Conservatoire makes a significant contribution to the international performing arts scene. The map below shows some of the connections we have formed over the past few years.

Alana Haines Australasian Awards

CSB Director Sara Matthews has been a judge for the prestigious AHA Awards in New Zealand

Central School of Ballet / Dance

International Shakespeare Festival

LAMDA's Senior Tutor Penny Cherns has led workshops for the International Shakespeare Festival in Buenos Aires

LAMDA / Drama

Cape Dance Company

In 2015 Central School of Ballet partnered with Cape Dance Company, bringing two students from South Africa to the UK to participate in an eight week residency at the school and performing with third year company Ballet Central

Central School of Ballet / Dance

Audition Venue

BOVTS and Rambert School hold international auditions in Sydney

BOVTS / Drama

Audition Venue

Rambert School holds international auditions in Brisbane

Rambert School / Dance

Audition Venue

Rambert School holds international auditions at School of the Arts (SOTA), Singapore

Rambert School / Dance

AFTAC Youth Theatre of Great China

In 2014 LAMDA became a learning partner of Hong Kong’s only bilingual theatre company for professionals and young people, AFTEC.

LAMDA / Drama

Guest Teaching in Technical Theatre

BOVTS Sound Tutor Frank Bradley is a visiting tutor at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

BOVTS / Drama

Programme design for acting students in Hong Kong

LAMDA Principal Joanna Read worked with her counterpart in Hong Kong, Dr. Wu Jing-Jyi (National Chengchi University, Taiwan) and other members of the LAMDA teaching team to create a bespoke programme for a new group of students

LAMDA / Drama

Skin / Space / Stone

LCDS lecturer and choreographer Sasha Roubicek presented practice-as-research piece Skin / Space / Stone with recent graduate Renee Stewart at the Hong Kong International Choreography Festival (HKICF) in June 2017.

LCDS / Dance

RADA and National School of Drama, Delhi

Since 2009, RADA have fostered research links and an exchange programme with the National School of Drama in Delhi for technical theatre and stage management staff and students

RADA / Drama

Shanghai Theatre School

LCDS visited the Shanghai Theatre School in 2014. Shanghai staff have shadowed their peers at LCDS, including a ten month visit from the Deputy Director to study LCDS teaching methodology and curriculum

LCDS / Dance

Audition Venue

Rambert School holds international auditions in Tokyo (Studio Architanz) & Kagoshima (local high school), Japan

Rambert School / Dance

Audition Venue

Central School of Ballet hold annual international auditions in Kokura

Central School of Ballet / Dance

Script development with UCLA

In 2015 LAMDA and UCLA developed new scripts with writers in London and LA, sharing the resulting work collaboratively via live streaming. LAMDA also hold international auditions and an annual showcase in Los Angeles for students eligible to work in the United States.

LAMDA / Drama

Audition Venue

CSB hold annual international auditions and courses in Osaka

Central School of Ballet / Dance

Workshops at the International Shakespeare Center

In February 2016, following the visit of Shakespeare’s First Folio of plays from the Folger library, LAMDA will collaborate with the International Shakespeare Centre in Santa Fe, presenting Shakespearean workshops for both actors and general audiences alike.

LAMDA / Drama

Audition Venue

Central School of Ballet and Rambert School hold international auditions in Tokyo

Central School of Ballet / Dance

Audition Venue

BOVTS, LAMDA and LCDS hold international auditions in San Francisco

BOVTS / Drama

Audition Venue

LAMDA hold international auditions in Denver

LAMDA / Drama

National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts

RADA have participated in staff exchanges, professional development and research visits with NACTA since 2013

RADA / Drama

Beijing Dance Academy 60th Gala

LCDS have a partnership agreement with Beijing Dance Academy and host visiting staff for long and short term immersion in the school's work. In 2014, students were invited to perform at the Academy's 60th Gala whilst staff delivered key note lectures

LCDS / Dance

Audition Venue

BOVTS, LAMDA, LCDS and Rambert School hold international auditions in New York

BOVTS / Drama

SLK Ballet: Partner School

Central School of Ballet has a strategic partnership with SLK Ballet school in New York. Central staff guest teach at SLK and there are opportunities for student exchange.

Central School of Ballet / Dance

NYC Actors Showcase

In 2015, BOVTS, RADA and The Lir (Dublin) held a joint showcase for students and graduates eligible to work in the United States at the Snapple Theatre in New York City.

BOVTS / Dance

LAMDA at Large in New York

LAMDA's company of graduating actors, stage managers and technicians has toured to City College, New York and LAMDA holds an annual NYC showcase for actors eligible to work in the USA

LAMDA / Drama

EDge on Tour: Italy

In 2016, postgraduate company EDge perform in Teatro Bellini, Naples as part of their tour

LCDS / Dance

EDge on Tour: Portugal

In 2015 and 2017 postgraduate company EDge performed in Portugal as part of their tour. In 2017, the company co-created work with local artists and worked with around 400 local young people to create new work presented at Casa Des Artes.

LCDS / Dance

Audition Venue

LAMDA hold international auditions in Chicago

LAMDA / Drama

Verve on Tour

In 2016, postgraduate company Verve performed in Teatre EL Jardi, Figueres, as part of their tour.

NSCD / Dance

Royal Ballet School outreach in Livorno

Julia Ellis, Ladies Ballet Tutor at Central School of Ballet also teaches Senior Associate classes at the Royal Ballet School and is part of the Associate Outreach team teaching in Livorno, Italy

Central School of Ballet / Dance

Exchanges with Le Lido

In 2015, National Centre for Circus Arts undertook its first European student exchanges with Le Lido and CNAC

National Centre for Circus Arts / Circus Arts

Audition Venue

BOVTS, LAMDA, LCDS and Rambert School hold international auditions in Toronto

BOVTS / Drama

Florence Festival of Theatre

RADA toured a production of 'Andromache' translated by Director Edward Kemp at the inaugural META - Meeting of European Theatre Academies in 2015. The Academy has ongoing links with Florence Festival of Theatre.

RADA / Drama

Verve on Tour

In 2015, postgraduate company Verve performed in Teatro Camploy, Verona as part of their tour. LCDS and NSCD also hold international auditions in Verona.

NSCD / Dance

Verve on Tour

In 2016, postgraduate company Verve performed in Teatro Comunale di Thiene, Vicenza, as part of their tour.

NSCD / Dance

Prix de Lausanne

Central School of Ballet is a partner school of the prestigious Prix de Lausanne. Director Sara Matthews was on the judging panel for the 2015 prize and students Thomas Edwards and Max Maslen were competition finalists in 2013 and 2012

Central School of Ballet / Dance

Exchanges with Théâtre Sévelin 36 and Théâtre de l'Arsenic

Postgraduate company Verve (NSCD) has participated in Exchange workshops and performances with students from Théâtre Sévelin 36 and Théâtre de l'Arsenic. In 2015, postgraduate company Verve performed in Théâtre Sévelin as part of their tour.

NSCD / Dance

Exchanges with Le Marchepied

Postgraduate companies EDge (LCDS) and Verve (NSCD) have participated in Exchange workshops and performances with students from Lausanne conservatoire Le Marchpied

LCDS / Dance

Audition Venue

Rambert School holds international auditions in Quebec

Rambert School / Dance

Exchanges with Centre National de Danse Contemporaine

Postgraduate companies EDge (LCDS) and Verve (NSCD) have participated in Exchange workshops and performances with students from Angers conservatoire CNDC

LCDS / Dance

Verve on Tour

In 2015, postgraduate company Verve performed in SEAD, Austria as part of their tour

NSCD / Dance

Audition Venue

LAMDA hold international auditions in Seattle

LAMDA / Drama

Exchanges with Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) and BODHI PROJECT

Postgraduate companies EDge (LCDS) and Verve (NSCD) have participated in Exchange workshops and performances with students from Salzburg conservatoire SEAD and their postgraduate company BODHI PROJECT

LCDS / Dance

LAMDA at Large in Paris

LAMDA's company of graduating actors, stage managers and technicians tours to theatres in Paris such as Sud East Theatre, Theatre Alexandre Dumas, Les Trois Pierrots, Sel and Theatre Du Vesinet.

LAMDA / Drama

EDge on Tour: Paris

In 2015, postgraduate company EDge performed in Théâtre National de Chaillot as part of their tour

LCDS / Dance

Performing at the British Embassy in Paris

Central School of Ballet students were invited to perform at the British Embassy in Paris by the British Ambassador

Central School of Ballet / Dance

Exchanges with Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse

Postgraduate companies EDge (LCDS) and Verve (NSCD) have participated in Exchange workshops and performances with students from the Paris conservatoire CNSMDP.

LCDS / Dance

Exchanges with Centre National des Arts du Cirque

In 2015, National Centre for Circus Arts undertook its first European student exchanges with CNAC and Le Lido

National Centre for Circus Arts / Circus Arts

Audition Venue

LCDS and Rambert School hold international auditions in Vancouver

LCDS / Dance

International Theatre School Festival Amsterdam

In 2012, Central School of Ballet third year company Ballet Central toured to the annual ITS Festival in Amsterdam for graduating actors, dancers, mime artists, (film) directors and other performing artists

Central School of Ballet / Drama

Consultancy for The Lir

RADA were the lead consultant in the development of The Lir, Dublin, Ireland’s first vocational drama academy, and maintain ongoing links with the Academy. LAMDA and RADA also hold annual auditions in Dublin.

RADA / Dance

EDge on Tour: Sweden

In 2015, postgraduate company EDge performed in Dansstationen, Malmö as part of their tour

LCDS / Dance

Audition Venue

NSCD holds international auditions in Copenhagen

NSCD / Dance

LAMDA at Large at Moscow Arts Theatre School

As part of an ongoing relationship with Moscow Arts Theatre School (MXHT), LAMDA toured productions of 'Europe' (2012) and 'The School of Night' (2015) to the school. LAMDA's Head of Voice, Judith Phillips, was invited to participate in an MXHT conference in honour of 150 years since Stanislavski's birth in 2013

LAMDA / Drama

RADA and Juilliard at Edinburgh

Students from RADA and Juilliard (New York) premiered a new translation of 'Minetti' at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2014

RADA / Drama

EDge on Tour: Sweden

In 2016, postgraduate company EDge perform in Regionteater Väst, Borås as part of their tour

LCDS / Dance

KJETIL FALKUM, Opera Østfold

In 2012 stage management students from RADA were on placement with Opera Østfold, Norway. RADA staff visited during the exchange

RADA / Drama

Audition Venue

NSCD holds international auditions in Oslo

NSCD / Dance