Experience Opportunity

Xzibit Young Creatives Development Programme

Calling all aspiring young choreographers and dancers. Award-winning choreographic and talent development programme, Xzibit Young Creatives, is back for 2022.

Locations include:

- Birmingham

- Nottingham

- Lincoln

- Northampton

- Leicester

- Derby

- Coventry

Xzibit Young Creatives is an artist-led hip hop dance theatre project that focuses on developing the young dance creatives of the future through an intensive choreographic mentoring programme. The project offers mentoring from internationally renowned choreographers, some of the UK's most respected Hip Hop innovators and is designed to provide opportunities for the young people involved to present their own work to live audiences in professional venues.

​Successful applicants must be aged 11-19 and be based in or from the Midlands.

Taster workshops and selection days for the project will take place in each location. From these selections, young people will be taken on as choreographers, with more being selected as dancers.

​Over the duration of 12 weeks from January 2022, a full day of workshops will take place every weekend in both Birmingham and Nottingham. The young choreographers and dancers will have their work showcased at the end of this at Lakeside Arts, Nottingham and the Patrick Centre, Birmingham in April. There will also be an opportunity to exchange work made, by attending each others performance at each venue, and transport bursaries will be available for this.

Shorter intensive projects will also take place in Lincoln, Northampton, Leicester, Derby and Coventry between April and July 2022.

Access bursaries are available to enable young people to take part and these can support you with travel costs, support worker costs, caring responsibilities or any other need you choose to tell us about.


Each location has separate deadline and selection dates as follows.

Birmingham, close Friday 26 November 2021. Selections will be made Saturday 04 December 2021.

Nottingham, close Friday 26 November 2021. Selections will be made Sunday 11 December 2021

Lincoln, close Friday 11 March 2022. Selections will be made Friday 18 March 2022.

Northampton, close Friday 18 March 2022. Selections will be made Friday 25 March 2022.

Leicester, close Friday 25 March 2022. Selections will be made Friday 01 April 2022.

Derby, close Friday 13 May 2022. Selections will be made Friday 22 May 2022.

​Coventry, close Friday 01 July 2022. Selections will be made Friday 08 July 2022.