"an exceptional blend of old and new"



"a masterful re-staging of Macmillan’s short ballet"


Everything Theatre

"A blazing triple bill at Sadler's Wells"



"...Beauty, grace and Real Emotion from Yorke Dance Project"

L.A. Times

"Small, unusual, intriguing"

New York Times

A dynamic contemporary ballet company

Under the artistic direction of Yolande Yorke-Edgell, Yorke Dance Project is a dynamic contemporary ballet company rooted in tradition while dancing our way into the future.

Formed in Los Angeles in 1998 before relocating to the UK in 2009, the hallmark of YDP’s unique programming is our commitment to presenting immaculately re-constructed classics alongside premieres by both established and emerging choreographers. We combine each of our productions with dynamic outreach activities to engage, inform and inspire the public.

The company’s compellingly, athletic dancers at the peak of their creative powers are joined by guest artists from the Royal Ballet, the Martha Graham Company and celebrated, London-based freelance artists.

Past Present

Linbury Theatre, the Royal Opera House
12–14 November 2021

Tickets: £19–£35

Yorke Dance Project will juxtapose past and present with works by choreographers who have shaped dance today. Martha Graham’s iconic Lamentation is performed alongside the premiere of Robert Cohan’s final work Afternoon Conversations with Dancers, created during lockdown.

Kenneth MacMillan’s Sea of Troubles follows and the programme is completed with the premiere of a new work by Artistic Director Yolande Yorke-Edgell, with music by Nathaniel Dett, illuminating the company’s dedication to past and present contemporary dance.

Connecting to Cohan

Linbury Theatre, the Royal Opera House
15 November 2021, 7.45pm

Tickets: £45 (last few remaining)

Sir Robert Cohan (1925–2021) was an artist who changed the landscape of dance, inspiring generations of dancers, choreographers and composers. This special event invites audiences to experience works that Cohan entrusted to Yorke Dance Project during their celebrated eight-year collaboration.

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