Career opportunities with a degree in Dance

Going to university needs to be a worthwhile investment of your time, energy and money, and there is an increased focus on how degrees in the Performing Arts will prepare you for a job when you graduate. Fortunately, studying Dance at the University of Chester will not only inspire and challenge you creatively, it will also teach you how to become highly employable. In this short blog, we'll show you how a degree in Dance can help you go further.


enCompass Collective – Graduate Dance Theatre Company

One of the success stories of the Department is the undergraduate dance company, enCompass Collective, who successfully used their entrepreneurial skills to receive start-up funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The company specialises in leading innovative dance sessions for students in primary and secondary schools, as well as engaging with many other dance organisations in the region.

Find out more about the work of enCompass Collective

In December, enCompass Collective and Dance tutors also held an online webcast, where they demonstrated rehearsal techniques with a group of first year Dance students. They also answered questions about the degree from viewers. If you missed the online webcast in December, you can watch it here now. 


‘Dot to Dot’ – Arts and Media Careers Event


Jacqueline McCormickDance students also had the opportunity, along with other students in the Faculty of Arts and Media, to take part in a careers afternoon in January. Dance students in particular benefitted from an inspiring keynote address given by Jacqueline McCormick, Dance Director for Cheshire Dance. This was followed by an Expo where students could speak to careers advisors and staff who could offer advice about employability skills, job opportunities and higher level study.

Learn more about the careers afternoon for Dance students


Graduate dancer’s special day in the spotlight

Ise Brogeland

Finally, another of our recent graduates, Ise Brogeland, was interviewed and gave some useful insight into her time studying Dance with us, from the audition process, her second year placement with New York-based Body Collider Dance company and Dixon Place, and now her work as a postgraduate with the Mapdance company in Chichester.

Read Ise’s interview with us


Get in touch

We hope you’ll agree that the Dance degree at Chester offers many opportunities to apply your creative skills and develop your career in the performing arts. If you have received an offer of an interview, but are yet to accept, you can do so at our Pre-Arrival Student Site.  And if you have any queries about the Dance degree, please don't hesitate to contact the Programme Leader, Evelyn Jamieson, at

We hope to see you in September!