Performers

AIYF welcomes a range of dance companies this year, all with varying styles. From classical ballet to traditional and contemporary dance, the groups performing provide an impressive range and energy to the festival. As well as performances, all groups have the opportunity during AIYF to take part in the Day of Dance, a celebration of their art-form led by acclaimed professional dancers. Dance performances to look out for include the International Dance Evening at ACT Aberdeen, as well as the International Dance Gala at His Majesty’s Theatre.

Seed Dance Company (Malta)
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Seed Dance Company formed in 2012, and cater for students aged 8 -23 who are trained in classical ballet, physical theatre and contemporary dance. They aim to develop their students’ knowledge through an array of dance styles, whilst engaging the young dancers of tomorrow. Seed Dance have taken part in many different events over the years, including the Cecchetti International Summer School in 2014 and... SEE DETAILS »
National Dance Company Wales: Associates (UK)
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The National Dance Company of Wales is an award winning company, presenting work by some of the most celebrated international choreographers, alongside creations by the hottest new talent from Wales. They are committed to working with young people, many of whom experience contemporary dance for the first time there. Founded in 1983 as Diversions, the company took up residency in 2004 at the Wales Millennium... SEE DETAILS »
Julianne Ramsay & Joshua Bergner (USA)
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Julianne Ramsey is a pre-professional ballerina, who has performed internationally in the United States, Russia, England, Finland and Scotland. Her training includes time at the English National Ballet School in London, Ballet Academy East in New York City and at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg. She has received commendations of her work including awards, scholarships and distinctions for both technique and artistry. Her... SEE DETAILS »
Y Dance: Project Y (UK)
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The Project Y Foundation Course is a week-long dance course and performance opportunity for dancers aged 12 to 18 in Scotland. This year the course will run at Citymoves Dance Agency in Aberdeen, as part of AIYF. Dancers get the chance to create a new dance piece with a choreographer to be showcased at The Lemon Tree theatre as the opening performance of the Project Y... SEE DETAILS »
Elbrus Circassian Dance Troupe (Jordan)
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The Elbrus Circassian Dance Troupe is comprised of 15 dancers who show their enthusiasm for their culture and heritage through their breath-taking traditional dance. Based at the Prince Hamzah School in Amman, they offer a curriculum of both Circassian language and culture – the only one of its kind in the Middle East. For years the Elbrus Circassian Dance Troupe has successfully carried the message... SEE DETAILS »

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