Through its established professional development programme the studio provides an invaluable stepping stone into a professional context for recent graduates and further training opportunities for more established practitioners. A vibrant community of practitioners has gathered around the studio and made it their home – as part of the Associate Artist Scheme, residency and mentoring programmes, training workshops and community classes. DRS offers three innovative professional development programmes, The Speaking Dancer: Interdisciplinary Performance Training (SDIPT), Artist Residency Programme (ARP), and a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme taught and mentored by a prestigious faculty of experienced tutor/practitioners.
An outstanding faculty of international guest artists and academics contribute to the Professional Development programmes at DRS. Some have had a long term working relationship with the studio and helped to shape the ethos and content of the programme; others represent key partnerships with national and international academic institutions and arts organisations.
The Speaking Dancer: Interdisciplinary Performance Training
SDIPT is a unique and outstanding professional development programme that supports the artist as both performer and devisor/choreographer.
Artist Residency Programme
This is a scheme designed for practising artists. Successful applicants are awarded up to 40 hrs studio time for research, development and mentoring from experienced practitioners.
Continuing Professional Development Programmes
A continuously evolving programme of professional development.