We have selected six Scotland-based choreographers to join the Scottish Ballet Creates mentorship scheme.

Building on the success of last year’s scheme, this year’s participants will receive mentorship from CEO / Artistic Director Christopher Hampson and internationally renowned mentor, choreographer and performer Kerry Nicholls.

The successful applicants are Ewan Hambleton, Jamiel Laurence (Scottish Ballet dancer), Emma Jayne Park, Tamsyn Russell, Lynn Shaw and Thomas Small (who was the first ever Artist in Residence at BBC Radio 2).

The Scottish Ballet Creates mentorship scheme will begin on Tuesday 18 July and the group of diversely talented and experienced artists will spend two weeks at the Scottish Ballet studios in Glasgow, working closely with the Company’s dancers.

Scottish Ballet CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson said:

“Scottish Ballet Creates is a mentorship scheme demonstrating our commitment to investing in developing choreographic talent. I am thrilled to announce the six choreographers selected to take part in the project this year. The choreographers will be mentored by me and choreographer/mentor, Kerry Nicholls. Each participant will work intensively on developing their creative voice throughout the project. The group has a diverse range of experience and will get unprecedented access to spend two weeks creating and exploring their craft with the dancers of Scottish Ballet.”

Pictured: Jack Webb‘s solo 'Drawn to Drone', which arose out of Scottish Ballet’s 2016 mentorship scheme. Photo by Jane Hobson.