Authenticity is a brand new exciting opportunity for talented young authentic dancers aged 11-18 to represent London. The aim is to highlight the elite dance talent within London, provide performance opportunities that are accessible and affordable as well as nurture a safe and creative environment to train and grow within dance.

For their opening works, dancers will be working alongside the Impact Dance creative team to create a 15-minute piece of work, which will be performed outdoors at this year’s ‘Dancing City’ (Greenwich Docklands International Festival) and ‘Imagine Watford’ (Watford Palace Theatre) at the end of June/beginning of July 2018.


About the Team
The company will be Executively Directed by Hakeem Onibudo whose credits include: Impact Dance founder, British Council Ambassador, Movie Premiere Host – Suicide Squad, Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Force Awakens and Fast and Furious 6 to name a few, Breakin’ Convention, LIVEVIBE and most recently Associate Producer at The Place on the Arts Council funded Changemakers programme.






We are seeking 15-20 young dancers to join the inaugural company.


Where: The Place, 16 Flaxman Terrace, WC1H 9AT

When: Thursday 31stMay – 10am – 5pm


Skills: We expect the successful dancers to be proficient in all styles of dance, but for the initial project to excel in Hip-Hop and Contemporary Dance with an emphasis on floor work, as well as physical theatre performance. The ability to pick up choreography quickly will aid you in the process and those who are classically ballet trained will benefit, however it is not essential.


Dancers must be able to commit to all of the following dates:
June – 9th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 29th(Rehearsal Dates)

30th June (GDIF performance date)
1stJuly (Watford performance dat



To book a slot for the audition please email

Deadline to book slot: Friday 25th May


Selection for this company will result in young people being given training and performance opportunities for the next 12 months, with the first phase of performances already secured. Our end goal is to have young dancers representing all 33 boroughs of London.


It is really important to emphasise that Authenticity is not a full-time company and in no way should it take away from any commitments the dancers already have.