New Adventures: Emerging Artist Apprentice for 2022/23
17th March 2022
Rambert School is delighted to announce that third year student, Hannah Kremer, has been selected as one of two Emerging Artist Apprentices with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures company.
The Emerging Artist Apprenticeship is a two-year talent development scheme that supports dancers as they transition from professional training to working in the industry, with a particular focus on developing those who are underrepresented. The first level of the programme takes place during the final year of professional training. The dancers are mentored by New Adventures dance artists throughout the year and take part in company classes, residencies as well as dedicated studio time with principal dancers and dance artists. In the second year their development takes place through a performing apprenticeship contract with New Adventures touring production.
The apprenticeship is led by New Adventures Resident Artist Kerry Biggin who said:
“I’m so proud and excited to lead the Emerging Artist Apprenticeship programme. We are providing pathways into the industry and aim to send out inspired artists, confident to forge their way in the sector. We hope to address the imbalance of representation across our industry and opportunities like these feel vital to support and impact the change we want to see. I’m so excited to be a part of the dancers’ journeys and see what the future holds for them”
Hannah will make her professional debut in Matthew Bourne’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’, opening at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 12 November 2022 ahead of a seven-week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells, London.
She first performed with New Adventures as part of the local cast in Matthew Bourne’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Sadler’s Wells in August 2019. Since then, she has taken part in Swan School and a number of other residences within their Talent Development programme.
Throughout the apprenticeship, Hannah will be mentored by New Adventures Associate Artist and principal dancer Glenn Graham: “I’m delighted to be mentoring a new generation of dancers because it’s something I never had. We hope the programme offers rigor and resilience, helping dancers to connect with company members giving them the opportunity to learn all that touring life and company environment has to offer.”
Hannah’s apprenticeship is supported by Romeo and Juliet Legacy Funds, put in place to continue developing the talent from the 2019 production. In response to the exciting news Hannah shared that “The Emerging Artist Apprenticeship is a really exciting opportunity to immerse myself in New Adventures’ work. It means a lot to have this stepping stone to develop as a dancer and person during my final year of training”