Teacher applications open

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Russell Maliphant Company was established in 1996 as the framework for Maliphant to initiate productions and to work with his own ensemble of dancers. Since that time we have received two Olivier awards, three South Bank Show awards and three Critics’ Circle National Dance awards for best modern choreography, amongst many other national and international awards and nominations.

Russell Maliphant's work is characterised by a unique approach to flow and energy and an ongoing exploration of the relationship between movement, light and music. For 20 years, Maliphant has worked closely with pioneering lighting designer Michael Hulls to explore and realise these ideas. Russell Maliphant and Michael Hulls are both Associate Artists of Sadler’s Wells.

In April 2018, the Russell Maliphant Company became one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations. This brings an exciting new chapter to the company’s history, becoming Company in Residence at DanceEast, Ipswich.


Russell Maliphant Company is now building a team of dance artists and dance artist assistants who can deliver high-quality dance sessions as part of the company’s engagement programme. A particular focus for 2019 will be learning and participation activity to accompany the tour of the company’s new production Silent Lines (premiering in April 2019).




We are looking for dance artists with a minimum of five years teaching/facilitating experience who are passionate about inspiring people of all ages and abilities to dance. You will be a strong technical dancer who also enjoys facilitating creative tasks. 


We are also looking for dance professionals with less teaching experience to join our team as assistant dance artists. You may have recently completed professional training or are looking to build your career as a dance facilitator. You should be keen to develop your dance teaching skills, progress within the company, and be excited about sharing dance opportunities with others.


Availability: Teaching work will be offered on a freelance basis.
Salary: Above industry standards
Location: We are accepting applications for dance artists and assistants from all over the UK as our reach is UK-wide, but you must be able to attend an audition in London on 13 October 2018. We are also happy to accept applications from dance artists and assistants based outside the UK, but budget restraints mean that we can only cover the costs of UK-based travel. You must also have the right to work in the UK.
Safeguarding: Due to the nature of work, the posts are offered subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, and successful completion of online safeguarding training.


3 September 2018 - Deadline for applications
12 September 2018 - We will let you know if you have been selected to audition
13 October 2018 - Audition, London, full day



Your video must not exceed 5 minutes and must be of good quality. Please make sure it includes performance and/or teaching footage. You must be clearly and completely visible. If there are other performers in the video, please make sure you clearly indicate who you are and highlight the sections you performed in the “Video Notes” field on the application form.




Audition is by invitation only
Date: Saturday 13 October 2018, 10am – 5pm
Location: London

The audition will take the form of:
-Participating in a professional level class
-Learning a section of company repertoire
-Teaching a centre or travelling phrase

The audition for Dance Artists and Assistants will take place on the same day



All members of the teaching team will be required to attend the following (paid) training dates:
- Participation in winter intensive: Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 December 2018
- Introductory Training Day: Monday 3 December 2018
- Insight into Rehearsals Days: Approx. two days in February - early April 2019 during company rehearsals for Silent Lines, exact dates tbc
- Silent Lines Training Days: Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 April 2019



1 & 2 December 2018 - Winter Intensive
3 December 2018 - Introductory Training Day
Feb-April 2019 - Two days at company rehearsals, dates TBC
9, 10, 11 April 2019 - Silent Lines Training Days (Russell Maliphant Company's new production)



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