2017 The Year of Root Growth

The North East's first professional graduate dance company, FERTILE GROUND challenges the region's finest young dance talent to inspire new audiences; nurturing our vision of a new, vibrant and distinctive dance culture for the North East.

Introducing Fertile Ground’s new patron,
Lindsay Kemp


Last night… what a night! What an evening of total dedication to art, choreography, dance and performance…. Everyone should hopefully be feeling incredibly proud – I know I was for all of you.
Tim Rubidge Choreographer.

Artistic Director
Dora Frankel

Dora Frankel Fertileground Dance
Image credit Peter Fannen

Fertile Ground was established in 2013 and has an outstanding reputation for its high standard and unusual performances and education work. The company performs and gives workshops and residencies across the region and beyond and is made up of the best of the North East dance talent, inspirational, dedicated and professional. The dancers are role models for the many young people and children that the company works with.
Fertile Ground graduate dance company for the North East (FG) needs and values the support of its’ generous patrons, partners and public to be able to offer workshops and performances at prices that every-one can afford.

Please support FG by sponsoring a dancer or supporting an education provider to run workshops for their students. There are many ways you can contribute and be part of the journey
To Donate, please follow the link below or to discuss a more tailored partnership opportunity, please contact our Artistic Director, Dora Frankel on 01912695581 or dora@fertileground.org.uk

You can download the feasibility study, 2015 & 2016 evaluations and latest Annual Report here.
Fertile Ground Annual Report for Nov 2015 – Nov 2016
Feasibility Study
2016 Evaluations
2015 Evaluations

Business Consultant Miriam Harte miriam@miriamharte.co.uk
For media and PR enquiries please contact Caroline Greener press@fertileground.org.uk

I am always inspired by the dedication and quality of the young dancers who join our company each year. We are indeed, the fertile ground for talent in the North East. I’m more sure than ever that we are sowing the seeds for a generation of inspirational performers who will go on to make their own work, form their own companies and really make the North East ‘the place’ to dance in the UK.
Dora Frankel, Artistic Director.

Auditions for 2018 season

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