Scottish Ballet’s Youth Exchange programme provides participants with a wealth of artistic, professional and cultural experiences, helping to prepare them for a job in the dance industry.

Applicants aged 14–22 years and will work with us for a period of up to 16 months, they are motivated, open-minded and focused individuals from a range of dance backgrounds.

We underestimated how much Jennifer would get out of the Youth Exchange. It has provided more than just dance, it has given her positive role models and a focus on what she wants to do. We will be ever grateful for all the work that the Education department do.

Participant Parent

Scottish Ballet Youth Exchange 2016/17

In October we were delighted to begin making a new work with 18 fantastic first year students from Tisch, New York University, where Scottish Ballet Creative Associate Lorraine Jamieson began to create a new dance piece with the group inspired by Brian Arias's Motion of Displacement.

14 dance students from Scottish Ballet's Youth Exchange will travel to New York in April 2017 to work with the dancers from NYU, complete the piece and perform it together. Scottish Ballet were also thrilled to meet with our partners from New York City Ballet, The Joyce Theater, Bill T Jones Arnie Zane Company and Mark Morris Dance Company who will all engage with the project in 2017.

Youth Exchange Gallery
More projects