December 15, 2023

Hofesh Shechter Company has announced the 2024 cohort for Shechter II

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Hofesh Shechter Company has announced the eight dancers selected to join the prestigious company Shechter II, as part of the 12-month Performance and Development Programme supported by the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund.

The selected dancers represent the very best of the next generation of contemporary dance artists and will be performing in Hofesh Shechter’s compelling new work, From England with Love. The show will embark on an extensive UK and international tour throughout 2024, with full dates and venues to be announced in the new year.

Over 1,200 dancers aged between 18 and 25 auditioned for Shechter II from 34 countries, with the final eight drawn from the most inspiring young talent across the world.

They are Holly Brennan (UK), Yun-chi Mai (Taiwan), Eloy Cojal Mestre (Spain), Matthea Lára Pedersen (Iceland), Piers Sanders (UK), Rowan Van Sen (Netherlands) Gaetano Signorelli (Italy) and Toon Theunissen (Belgium).

Launched in 2018, Shechter II builds on Hofesh Shechter Company’s firm commitment to nurturing young artists and helping to shape the future of contemporary dance. Shechter II provides a full programme of professionally aligned research and development which aims to develop young dance artists who deeply understand their practice, who are engaged, curious and who embrace self-reflection.


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