New Adventures for 22 of our current students and graduates

21st November 2018

New Adventures for 22 of our current students and graduates

Joining 97 young dancers making their professional debut with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, 16 of our current students and 6 recent graduates will be involved as young choreographers or dance artists in the World Premiere of Romeo & Juliet.  We are incredibly proud of our students who are involved and our Rambert School alumni who were selected from over 1000 applications.


New Adventures is an iconic and groundbreaking British contemporary dance-theatre company famous for telling stories with a unique theatrical twist.  For over 30 years New adventures have delighted audiences and the next season of shows will be no different.  2019 sees the world premiere of Romeo and Juliet and at Rambert School we are so pleased to have so many of our current and recently graduated students involved.  New Adventures continues to prove it’s commitment to developing young talent and providing a springboard platform to support, train and nurture young dancers and choreographers into professionals.

The full casting has been announced and the list includes a number of our current students across all year groups.  Six new adventures rising stars will be playing the title roles including Rambert School 2016 graduate Bryony Harrison.  Our current students are so pleased the secret is out!

-*In no particular order*

Monique Jonas – 2016 graduate

Sharol Mackenzie -2017 graduate

Chris Thomas – 2017 graduate and previous Sadler’s Well’s Young Associate

In addition to the full time cast above the cast will be joined by 6 young cast members (81) at each venue making their debut with New Adventures

Megan Ferguson– Year 3 – Performing at the Curve

Karishma Young – Year 2 – Performing at Royal & Derngate

James Knott – Year 1 – Performing at Theatre Royal

Orla Collier – Year 2 – Performing at The Lowry

Llewlyn Brown and Berwyn Cooper – Year 1 – Performing at Wales Millenium Centre

Dan Baines (Year 2) Janacek Wood (Year 1) – Performing at Sadler’s Wells Cast One

Alexandra De La Bastide (Year 1) Matthew Rawcliffe (Year 2) Cleo Rose (Year 2) – Performing at Sadler’s Wells Cast Two

 Freya Brown – Year 2- Performing at Norwich Theatre Royal

This production is not only supportive of onstage talent but also off stage with alumnus Arielle Smith as Young Associate Choreographer.  Of Arielle Matthew Bourne said ‘I’m particularly happy to be working alongside my Young Associate Choreographer Arielle Smith, an exceptional young dancemaker of great maturity and vision.  In turn, after 30 years as a professional choreographer, I look forward to being refreshed and inspired by what this team of young artists will bring to Shakespeare’s classic tale’.

Find out more about the tour which opens at the Leicester curve in May 2019 here.




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