Co:Youth Dance Company offers a platform for young people to explore and reflect on their understanding of themselves and the world around them through the medium of dance. Linked to the high-performance culture of the professional Main Company, Co:Youth Dance Company empowers our youth to communicate their views and ideas through the creation of a public performance. In a new five-year partnership this performance will be presented at AWESOME FESTIVAL beginning in 2020.

Led by Co:3 Australia’s Artist in Residence and guided by Co:3 Australia Teaching Artists, our young people create their own magical and imaginative world through creative processes. With youthful energy, participants discover the joy of creativity and performance through contemporary dance. Over a series of creative development intensives, participants will have the opportunity to create a site-specific work to be performed in AWESOME FESTIVAL.

Co:Youth Dance Company demonstrates the incredible capacity of these young dancers as emerging creative artists and powerful performers with a performance outcome.

Co:Youth Dance company is offered to Year 6 dancers and above. Positions are offered by Artistic Director Raewyn Hill. Eligible youth members must participate in Co:Y Training and/or Co:Y Creative Practice programs prior. Dancers will participate in 4 week-long creative intensives with the performance outcome in AWESOME FESTIVAL 2020. Intensives will take place at King Street Arts Centre, 357-365 Murray Street Perth, WA 6000.

Please note, performance will take place the week of 28 September – 2 October 2020. Performance time and dates to be confirmed.

Introducing Co:Youth Dance Company 2020

Emily Parry
Ava Hart
Marlon Maton
Chiara Briotti
Asta Briotti
Elysia Briotti
Michaela Ladbrook
Imogen Thompson
Arianwen Painter-Jones
Hannah Kader
Ella Moore
Lyela Singh
Ffion Romans
Brianna Venables

Bunmi Lilley
Issabelle Clarke
Trinity Sorenson
Jenna Gold
Otto Pye

Co:Youth Understudy Program Members
Tara Rogers
Kelsey Ford
Miles Tawns