Encore Dance Company is the graduate dance company for Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.


Our course is designed to give each cast member a true representation of being a young pre-professional dancer and an exciting year working as a junior company with our experienced and highly professional staff. We believe that dancers need to be multi-employable in order to have longevity in the dance profession and by developing versatile, technically and artistically strong dancers, they have the best professional opportunities.

Encore Dance Company has two different schedules during the year, starting in September, there are training weeks and creation weeks. Training weeks encompass all the daily core subjects – ballet, contemporary, jazz, commercial dance, pas de deux, Jazz double work, contact improvisation, variations, virtuosity, fitness and conditioning classes, weight training and ongoing academic work required to complete the Level 6 Diploma in professional dance. Creation weeks are when the students work with external choreographers who are invited in by the Artistic Director to create or re-stage existing works.

By the end of the second term, several works will have been made that will form the annual Encore Dance Company Show.

The Year

Encore operates as a junior company so that the cast experience is as true to reality as possible. This Third Year is about creativity, collaboration and working as part of an artistic team. Working with Encore Dance Company this year are:

Sir Matthew Bourne OBE

Sir Richard Alston CBE

Etta Murfitt MBE

Kerry Biggin

Glenn Graham

Kenneth Tindall

Charlie Bruce


Previously, members have worked with many other notable choreographers, including:

Jodie Blemings, Travis Clausen-Knight, Ruth Brill, Simon Hardwick, Adam Cooper, Vanessa Fenton, Rowen Hawkins, Anthony Van Laast CBE, Cathy Marston, Ernst Meisner, Christian Alozie Flawless, Drew McConie

The Show

Encore Dance Company brings together all of the skill and knowledge that the cast have acquired during the course. The graduating dancers have the opportunity to have work created or re-staged on them by industry professionals. Performances are held in our onsite Markova Theatre and culminates in a showcase performance in a London venue for the public.

Choreographers, artistic directors, agents, and other industry professionals are invited to attend the annual performances.

Our 2023/2024 Members

Zachary Amiet
Maya Attard
Phoebe Bones
Oscar Clarke
Anna Field
Rhiannon Goode
Jasmine Hepple
Elin Liesén
Abigail Loke
Daisy McLellan
Harry Osborne
Charlotte Parberry
Amelia Thorpe
Amelia Tyler
Josie Walker
Aimee Williams

Find Out More

Mr Antony Dowson ARAD, PDTC Dip. | Artistic Director of Encore and Graduate Programmes

Please get in contact if you have any queries regarding Encore Dance Company.