The Company

Joss Arnott Dance is an internationally touring, cutting edge, classical contemporary dance company based in the North of England led by Artistic Director Joss Arnott.

The company’s indoor and outdoor productions consist of athletic, technically brilliant casts of extraordinary dancers and musicians, aiming to excite and inspire audiences regardless of their dance experience and knowledge through Arnott’s stunning and dynamic classical contemporary choreographic style.

The company prides itself on bringing new audiences to contemporary dance with its accessible and adrenaline fuelled productions, building audiences for the company’s touring venues and partners. With Arnott’s choreographic language being described as “exquisite to watch” The Stage, 2015, JAD have gone from strength to strength. In 2015 the company celebrated its 5th anniversary by touring with Grammy Award winner and Polar Music Prize laureate Dame Evelyn Glennie with the triple bill production of ‘5|0’.

Joss Arnott Dance collaborates with a team of highly skilled and critically acclaimed dancers, musicians, composers and designers, matched with Arnott’s athletic and unique movement language the company has been described as “Masterful”, Varsity, and “the perfect tonic for British Contemporary Dance”, Londonist.

Over the course of 10 years the company has achieved:

– Multiple sell out performances

– An average audience attendance of 70%

– 35% of  the company’s ‘5|0’ tour audiences where first time attendees

– Reaching over 30,000 audiences via a national tour and participation programme

– Reaching 90,000 audience members online through our website and social media activity

The company celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2020 with plans for a triple bill programme of work, which includes a new duet production by Guest Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, in the Autumn and a new children’s work set for 2021.

"A truly cutting edge company"

Yorkshire Evening Post, 2012

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