Joss Arnott Dance is a cutting edge, classical contemporary dance company based in West Yorkshire, led by Artistic Director Joss Arnott.

The company’s productions consist of an athletic, technically brilliant cast of extraordinary dancers, aiming to excite and inspire its audiences regardless of their dance experience and knowledge through Arnott’s stunning and dynamic classical contemporary choreographic style.

Joss Arnott Dance collaborates with a team of highly skilled and critically acclaimed dancers, musicians, composers and designers, matched with Arnott’s athletic and unique movement language, the company has been described as ‘Exquisite to watch,’ The Stage, ‘Masterful,’ Varsity and ‘the perfect tonic for British Contemporary Dance,’ Londonist.

In 2018 Joss Arnott Dance established their new postgraduate dance company, Emergence, in collaboration with the University of Salford which is embedded within an MA Dance Performance and Professional Practices programme.

Relationship with PDSW:

Co-commissioners for Joss Arnott Dance’s indoor and outdoor work. Joss Arnott originally trained in the South West and has had a passion for continuing to keep that connection thriving. PDSW’s connection to audiences and local legacy really resonates with the Joss Arnott Dance’s ethos around building relationships with audiences and locations. During the last three years, Joss Arnott developed which had a connection and relevance to the great work PDSW engage with. This relationship is about a long term strategy of legacy rather than focusing on a quick one off win, it’s about switching up how we work with venues and how JAD are supported by the sector.

Check out Joss’s website (below) for information on his 2021 digital project Dance Connects: PULSE 2.0, an isolation flashmob, plus stay and play activities for families to keep creative over the summer.

You can next catch Joss’s company at PDSW in April 2022 with his new family production ‘Tin Man’.

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