Profile: National Youth Dance Company Guest Artistic Director Botis Seva

In case you missed the news. South London born Choreographer Botis Seva who was raised in Dagenham, is the new Guest Artistic Director for NYDC. He trained with hip-hop dance company Avant, working within the realms of contemporary dance, physical theatre and hip-hop. His awards include the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund and the Marion North Mentoring Award in 2015, and he has won two international choreographic competitions: Choreography 30 in Hannover, Germany and Copenhagen’s International Choreographic Competition. Seva’s recent dance credits include InNoForm for the British Dance Edition & Laban Theatre, Woman of Sun for Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership Compass Commission, outdoor work H.O.Hfor Without Walls, GDIF & Norfolk & Norwich Festival and TuTuMucky for Scottish Dance Theatre.

Botis Seva, NYDC Guest Artistic Director, said: “I’m very excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with National Youth Dance Company. I look forward to sharing my passion for dance with these young performers, and having the opportunity to challenge my own dance language while I am Guest Artistic Director. Having the chance to work with NYDC has always been on my bucket list, and I hope with the support of Sadler’s Wells this experience will truly push me as an artist.”

Image credit: NYDC

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