Rise training programme

The RISE intern scheme was launched in 2016 to offer participants aged 18 and upwards a higher level of dance training as well as an insight into what its like to be a dance artist in the industry today. Helen Wilson mentors the interns with weekly meetings and rehearsals where future projects are discussed and developed. This is a pilot training programme with the hope of developing the scheme in the future.


Find out more information about training programme and how to apply for 2017 here

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I became an intern for RISE following 6 years of dancing in the company. I joined RISE with only a small amount of dance experience. Since being in RISE my technique and passion for dance has grown and I hope to further my dance training with the hopes of dancing professionally in the future. I have completed my art foundation at Bristol school of Art and my aspirations for the future include investigating how my two passions, dance and art can be combined.


meet the interns

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delilah grocott cain

I became an intern for the company after dancing with Rise for 5 years and I have hopes of becoming a professional dance artist. I will be continuing my training at London Contemporary Dance School starting in September 2017. In the future I want to explore ways of integrating Dance and media through means of film. 



'I'm Charlie, I'm 24 and I've been involved with RISE on and off for the past two years. I started dancing at the age of 14 .  After failing to secure funding for my place at the Urdang Academy at 19, I moved to Bristol to begin my degree in Physics. I became the dance captain of the dance society competition team and helping run the student production FUZE which I later become Managing Director of in 2015/16. After finishing my degree In 2014 I went on to study Musical Theatre at The Big Act in Bristol for a year. 


erin chivers

After graduating this year with a BA Hons in Dance Studies I have recently moved back to Bristol where I was hoping to pursue a career in dance. Being unfamiliar with the dance scene in Bristol Helen Wilson introduced me to a number of opportunities! Through these opportunities I began to teach along side Helen. Teaching is where my aspirations lie and whilst I am currently teaching in a variety of settings I would love to develop my skills by collaborating with different styles of dance to broaden my understanding.


aisha sanyang meek

 I've been dancing since primary school, taking part in projects like St. Paul's carnival and other community performances in styles of West African and hip-hop. More recently I've been exploring contemporary dance and have also just started capoeira.
In the future I would like to combine my passion for dance through the medium of filmmaking which is an interest I have also been exploring this year.