New Podcast

Yes yes, you can now listen to my Podcast on Spotify, Anchor and Google Podcast!

I am sharing short snippets of TOP TIPS for dancers as well as lessons learned during this crazy life journey of creativity.


Listen now:




Enjoy the listening, and feel free to send me topics / questions you’d like to talk about!


PS: did you know one of my big dreams is to be a TV presenter?

Oprah Winfrey being an icon that has impacted me in many ways… I’ll start with a Podcast Radio for the now 😀



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Looking for Dance Documentary Filmmaker

Cindy Claes Productions is looking for a Documentary Filmmaker to work on an exciting international dance exchange.

Please email to request a Job Pack.

The film artist will film and edit a short documentary about an international dance exchange taking place in London.

Deadline for applications: 20th December.

Budget: £1500

Key dates: 

Filming: 9th February – 13th February 2016

Project (short dance documentary) must be finalised and editted by early April.

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Internship Opportunity

***Internship Opportunity with Cindy Claes Productions***

We are looking for a pro-active and passionate individual who can think on their feet, to join the team.  The internship will involve marketing, admin, video editting, blog writing, website updates and assisting on various shows, performances and educational projects.

This is a unique opportunity for an individual to be a part of the behind the scenes of a dynamic professional dance company.


4 to 7 hours / week.  Hours are flexible.

From Feb until May.


***Please note this internship is unpaid, we are offering 1-to-1 mentorring sessions to the successful candidate as well as free access to classes and events organised by Cindy Claes Productions.


How to apply?

Please send your CV and a cover letter to (with as subject line “INTERNSHIP 2015”) before Wed 21st Jan 2015.  Tell us more about your background and why you would like to work with Cindy Claes Productions.

Interviews will take place on Tue 27th and Thurs 29th Jan.


For more information about Cindy Claes Productions (international dance theatre exchanges, educational projects and performances), please visit


Auditions on Fri 17th Oct

Cindy Claes will be choreographing new groundbreaking theatre production written and directed by Gbemisola Ikumelo: “The Den”.  Please find all the details about the upcoming auditions below:

FAITH Drama productions will be producing a large scale ambitious Site-Specific production called THE DEN, which is to be supported by the Barbican Centre.


They will be producing a 20-30 minute extract of the piece which will be performed in front of the Barbican creatives and an invited industry audience on Friday 14th November. The piece will be performed on a disused plot of land in East London and they want a talented young ensemble of Parkour artistes, dancers, and acrobats etc. who are open to acting.


“THE DEN imagines a world of two societies at war; adults and children. This war has led to the government putting restrictions on child-rearing; with only those wealthy enough allowed to conceive. An underground community called THE DEN emerges, where abandoned and illegal children come to seek refuge. THE DEN is a world where freedom, creativity and fun abound but it has one rule that means everything.  All Adults stay out or get killed.”

Faith Drama Productions are interested in an ensemble that is made up of physically agile dancers & parkour artists with acting skills.

Dancers can have a background in any technique (Hip-hop, House, Krumping, Dancehall, Contemporary, Breakin’, etc.).  Acrobatic skills are a big plus.  The choreography and nature of the play will be physically demanding and candidates will work in close collaboration with parkour artists.

Parkour artists must be able to pick up some choreographed sequences.  They will work in close collaboration with the dancers.

Circus artists with dance skills are also welcome to audition.


All artists will be required to work to develop the story with the actors and director. This will be a very collaborative experience.


Though we are unable to provide pay for the R&D/ performance this time round, this is a production that is very likely to be produced fully next summer and at this stage we would pay artists in full.





Ensemble auditions:

FRIDAY 17th Oct OR Friday 24th Oct

Group A:   10-11:30am

Group B:    11:30am-1pm

Group C:    2-3:30pm 

Under 18s:  3:30-4:30pm



3rd-13th November: Ensemble will be needed for approx. 7 days of rehearsal. 



November 14th (Afternoon)



Please send CV/Headshots to ASAP

***If you are interested in auditioning for any of the lead acting roles, please contact Faith Drama Productions for more information.***


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Looking for a new intern!

Cindy Claes Productions is looking for a new intern to come on board!

Creativity & enthusiasm is key!

We are currently looking for an intern who is passionate about writing.  Their main responsibility will be to write interesting, quirky, and fun blogs about the company and our events.  The candidate should be fluent in English and have a strong interest in creative writing.  This role is an exciting opportunity for people interested in marketing, journalism, creative writing and also for those who want to experience what happens behind the scenes of a professional dance company.

Other tasks will include:

  • regular updates of the website
  • documenting the company’s work through photography and film
  • marketing
  • online research
  • etc.

The internship will start end of September / early October and end mid-December.  The hours are flexible (+/- 4-5 hours/week).


Please send an “exciting and well-written” cover letter as well as your CV to before MON 15th SEPT 6pm. 

Tell us more about your previous experiences and why you would like to be an intern for Cindy Claes Productions.

Also include one or two examples of your writing (maximum 1000 words in total).  This could be a blog post, a short story, a poem, or anything else you think highlights your creative writing skills.

***Please note internships are unpaid.  All interns have access to free dance classes and training opportunities.  They also receive 1-to-1 mentoring.  The free training we offer as well as the 1-to-1 coaching sessions have allowed many emerging artists to gain confidence and expand their management and artistic skills while working with us.***


The Dancehall Theatre Exchange & Training Program (DTxTP) is a professional development platform.

From MON 3rd FEB 2014 until FRI 7th FEB 2014

10am-5.30pm, every day at Husky Studios


  • Dancehall with Shady Squad straight from Jamaica: Conray & Matthew Richards
  • Dancehall Theatre with Cindy Claes
  • Dance Storytelling with Funmi Adewole
  • Lecture on Dancehall culture & history: H Patten


£129 (pay before 20th Jan)

£149 (pay before 27th Jan)

£169 (from 28th Jan)



It is an intensive 5 day course which will provide participants with authentic knowledge about Dancehall technique, history and culture. The program will also include Dancehall Theatre sessions and focus on exploring choreographic and theatrical devices to tell stories through Dancehall.

The DTxTP is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity!

The program is intense, the level will be high, sweat will drop on the floor and you will learn from amazing artists who have so much experience to share. The DTxTP aims to support dancers, choreographers (emerging or established) and dance teachers within their practice.

The course is aimed at:

  • young graduates
  • intermediate & advanced students who want to make a career within the arts
  • emerging dance artists who want to include Dancehall within their practice
  • professional dancers / more established choreographers
  • dance teachers

** Please note we have small bursaries for people living outside London, for more information about how to apply, please Contact Me**

This project is supported by: ADAD Trailblazers, Sadler’s Wells, Arts Council England, RichMix, Breakin’ Convention, Juste Debout UK, Scanners Inc., Greenwich Dance.

AUDITIONS for the DTX Collective


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DTX Collective

Dancehall Theatre Exchange Collective

 SAT 11th JAN 2014

10am(**please be prepared to stay all day)

@Greenwich Dance

Address: Borough Hall, Royal Hill, London SE10 8RE

Nearest DLR stations: Cutty Sark or Greenwich


We are looking for 6 dancers, from all over the UK, who want to further their knowledge on Dancehall and enrich their current dance practice with a touch of Jamaican dance culture.  Members of the Collective will:

– receive authentic & intensive training with International Dancehall choreographers: Shady Squad (Jamaica)

– explore the concept of Dancehall Theatre with Cindy Claes (UK)

  1. and have the opportunity to perform at Wild Card: Dancehall Takeover at Sadler’s Wells

The DTX Collective is a platform for professional development aiming to support dancers, choreographers and dance teachers within their practice. We want emerging artists to benefit from the program as well as mid-career artists.

ADAD Trailblazer 2013-14, Cindy Claes, is on a mission: setting up an inspiring and empowering dance exchange program between Jamaica and the UK! We are looking for dedicated dancers with whom we can work with in the long term as the vision for the DTX Collective is to go international in the near future.

Previous Dancehall experience is not mandatory, however you must demonstrate that you trained in Street Dance forms or Dances of the African Diaspora (African Dance, Hip hop, House, etc.) and that you have a strong interest for Jamaican dance culture.

Alongside a strong dance technique, motivation, dedication and creativity are the qualities that we are looking for.

You don’t have to register in advance however we highly recommend you send your CV to to secure your spot.

This project is supported by: ADAD Trailblazers, Sadler’s Wells, Arts Council England, RichMix, Breakin’ Convention, Juste Debout UK, Scanners Inc., Greenwich Dance.


First series of rehearsals with the DTX Collective will take place from MON 3rd Feb until WED 12th Feb 2014.

Performances: 13th Feb & 14th Feb 2014.


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Want to do an internship with Cindy Claes Productions during January and February 2014?

We are looking for highly pro-active and motivated individuals with a strong interest for Dance Theatre, Dancehall, African Dance and/or Hip hop Theatre.  We offer various opportunities to gain experience in the areas of marketing, admin, film and stage management.  You will be part of the team working towards an exciting groundbreaking event taking place at Sadler’s Wells Theatre on 13th February 2014.

All internships are part-time.  (Hours are flexible during January.  The company will then start a more intense phase of the project from early til mid February 2014.)

Apply now by sending your COVER LETTER as well as a CV via the Contact form. Tell us why you are interested in an internship with Cindy Claes Productions and which previous experiences you have.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

Deadline to apply (marketing & admin internship):  16th December 2013

This role requires good communication and people skills.  Candidates need to have good IT skills and a great understanding of social media (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Creativity and the ability of working independently is highly valued.  The intern will also be assisting Cindy Claes during rehearsals and workshops. We are looking for a driven and creative individual. This internship will start end of December/early January and end around 15th February 2014.

Deadline to apply (filmmaker and runners):  6th January 2014

We are looking for a filmmaker interested in making short documentaries. Creativity is highly valued and an interest for dance on screen is a plus.  (***If you are new to film but would like to assist a more experienced but emerging filmmaker, you can also apply by mentioning this in your cover letter.)

We are also looking for runners to support artists to do tech & dress rehearsals, and to give general assistance to the team during workshops and rehearsals.

**Please note this is an unpaid position.  Expenses only.  All interns have free access to workshops and events organised by the company during their internship.  Interns also receive mentorship sessions to support them in their development.**