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Young Practitioners Advisory Group (YPAG)
People Dancing established the Young Practitioners Advisory Group (YPAG) as part of our commitment to supporting emerging and early career dance practitioners. Through this group we endeavour to ask the important questions about the issues facing new and emerging practitioners and how we at People Dancing can better support you. Our YPAG group is new and still forming and we are beginning to develop the purpose and function of this group. Since the group was formed in 2019 we have run a Development Day, commissioned blogs, supporting their individual development and continued to implement their views and ideas into our work.

We would like to welcome new voices especially those from minority ethnic backgrounds and people who identify as D/deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent. If you think you have something to contribute please get in touch with us by contacting the office:
Telephone: + 44 (0)116 253 3453      Email:

Current members of our YPAG:

>   Catherine Clissett

Photograph: Sigourney Whitesel Creative Services







>   Jasmine Hall

Photograph: Dominic Munson Photography








>   Melissa Lauriello

Photograph: Kirsten Hollister Portrait








>   Leah Waterfield










>   Chloe Wilmot