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Scottish School of Contemporary Dance at Great Big Dance Show. Viktoria Begg

Dance Development Internship at Scottish Dance Theatre

Scottish Dance Theatre announces year two of internship for Dundee & Angus College dance graduate in 2019.

Scottish Dance Theatre and The Bridge Awards are delighted to announce a two-month-long paid Dance Development internship, to be awarded to a student who graduates in 2018, for the second year running.

Following the success of the Internship in 2018, the position will be available to Dance degree students from the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance at Dundee & Angus College.

Lee Lappin, Creative Director of Scottish School of Contemporary Dance at Dundee & Angus College, said “With the success of last year, I am delighted we are able to offer this unique opportunity again. Such professional mentoring links the educational sector with the world of work, providing practical, ambitious, real-life learning opportunities.”

The successful graduate will learn various skills and be provided with the chance to work closely with Scottish Dance Theatre’s Producer, Technical team and Creative Learning team. The Intern will also be given the opportunity to gain skills and experience through developing and delivering a dance project with a social purpose.

Last year’s intern, Jorja Follina, said of her experience “During my internship I was given the freedom to develop and deliver my own community project, while being supported and encouraged by the whole team at Scottish Dance Theatre. This was a big success and a fantastic opportunity to learn about the industry, myself as an artist/practitioner, and about the possibilities of dance in wider contexts. The award gave me the confidence and resources to begin my project, Re-Mind, which I am now continuing to expand and develop.

Dawn Hartley, Head of Creative Learning, at Scottish Dance Theatre said “Scottish Dance Theatre is grateful to The Bridge Awards for enabling us to offer this Internship for a second year, contributing to the overall ongoing development of dance in Scotland. Jorja Follina, our recent Intern, made the most of her time to gain more teaching experience and make valued contacts. We are delighted to work with Dundee & Angus College again through this vital initiative for new graduates.”

How to apply

Please follow this link for further details on how to apply for the role of Dance Development Intern. For more information on how to apply for the internship contact Dawn Hartley, Head of Creative Learning: E:

For further media information, photos, and press ticket enquiries, please contact, Sarah Leary, Marketing Manager, Scottish Dance Theatre at or 01382 342600.

About The Bridge Awards

The Bridge Awards is a philanthropic venture that provides funding for the arts. This support is given in the form of annual awards and regular micro-funding opportunities. Details of current projects and future opportunities can be found on this website Email:


Photo: Viktoria Begg for SDT's Great Big Dance Show 2018, of performance from The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance.

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