Fertile Ground the North East's inspiring and aspiring contemporary dance company.
2018 Fully Grounded


JOB OPPORTUNITY: We are seeking a new Artistic Director, an experienced and dynamic individual with exceptional knowledge of the dance sector and experience of leadership.
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Fertile Ground (FG) was established in 2013 to give the best employment opportunities to early career dancers. We perform and give workshops across the region and beyond and are a project funded company. FG needs and values the contributions and support of its’ patrons, partners and public to be able to develop it’s work and continue to offer the best workshops and performances at prices that every-one can afford. Fertile Ground’s making the NE the place to dance – nurturing, challenging and inspiring a new generation of dance artists through inspirational, relevant and accessible dance for the people of the North of England.

Media and PR enquiries please contact dora@fertileground.org.uk

Fertile Ground Annual Report for Nov 2015 – Nov 2016
Feasibility Study
2016 Evaluations
2015 Evaluations


Fully Grounded is our new double bill of world premieres by choreographers ReGina Wielingen and Robby Graham. Exploring ‘Borders and barriers real and imagined between peoples and cultures’ – gritty dance for gritty times, the new ensemble performs across the region with the premiere on Wednesday April 25th, Arts Academy, Bede Campus, Sunderland College!

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Book a career talk, a workshop or performance NOW. Contact catherine@fertileground.org.uk

You can download the feasibility study, 2015 & 2016 evaluations and latest Annual Report here.


“Bring on the next five years – absolutely fabulous!” – Audience member, Lucia season launch event 2017

“Listening to dancer Emma Palmer speak…, it was clear how the investment in dance in the North East has nourished her from school to becoming a professional. This company, who go from strength to strength, truly are the face of home grown North East dance- and they look good.” – Rosie Bradford Events Manager The Bowes Museum May 27th 2016 The Witham Barnard Castle.

“During this section the piece provides us with one of those rare moments of delighted laughter as a “baby elephant” scuttles (“bounces” might be a better word!) sideways and on her knees across the back of the stage, a big smile on her face. The audience laughed aloud!” – Peter Lathan British Theatre Guide May 2106 About Elephant Dances Choreography Dora Frankel

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