CAT Alumni Achieve Success #1
Josh Atwood Josh joined Dance4 CAT in its pilot year in 2009. Josh had a very successful time with us, featuring in our Changing Perceptions project and gaining a place with the National Youth Dance Company in 2013. Josh left CAT to continue his training full time at London Contemporary Dance School in 2015.
At the end of his first year (July 2016) Josh was awarded the Peggy Hawkins Scholarship fund http://www.lcds.ac.uk/peggy-hawkins-scholarship-fund
Josh has just been selected to take part in the BBC Young Dancer of the Year 2017. Dancers aged 16-21 from across the UK were selected through two preliminary rounds to compete in four Category Finals: Ballet, Contemporary, South Asian Dance and Street Dance and Josh has got through to the category finals of the competition. Josh is one of five in the Contemporary Category.
The Category Finals were broadcast on BBC Four throughout March and April. You can see Josh perform his second solo for a place in the Grand Final here. You can find more about BBC Young Dancer of the Year 2017 here and watch the Contemporary teaser trailer here.