Applications to take part in the talent development programme for 11 to 19 year olds from across the East and West Midlands are now open via the Xzibit Young Creatives website.

Xzibit Young Creatives is an artist-led hip hop dance theatre project that focuses on developing the young creatives of the future through an intensive choreographic mentoring programme.

It offers mentoring from internationally renowned choreographers including Gareth Woodward and Jasmine Eccles (Xzibit Young Creatives), Kenrick Sandy MBE (Boy Blue Entertainment) and Jonzi D (Breakin’ Convention), amongst others.

The project is designed to provide opportunities for the young people involved to present their own work to live audiences in professional venues.

Suitable for those who have some dance experience and an interest in hip hop.

To apply for Xzibit Young Creatives

Option 1: Complete the online application form here.

Option 2: Send a short expression of interest (max 2 mins) explaining why you would benefit from Xzibit Young Creatives to [email protected] This can be either audio or video and can be sent directly by email or by using WeTransfer (which is free to use).

Taster workshops and selection days for the project will take place in Birmingham and Nottingham in December for those two locations. From these workshops, 10 young people will be taken on as choreographers, with more being selected as dancers.


Image by Deborah Selwood.