Union Dance was formed, in 1985 by Artistic Director Corrine Bougaard. Her distinguished career includes work with Rambert Dance Company, training with London School of Contemporary Dance and the legendary Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, in New York


Over the past 23 years, The Company has performed in major London venues such as Queen Elizabeth Hall, The South Bank Centre and The Royal Opera House, and has toured internationally to Italy, Spain, Germany, Bosnia, Austria and South America.


Its education projects have been delivered in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera, The Serpentine Gallery, The ICA, The Tate Gallery, The South Bank Centre and The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Union Dance productions weave a rich tapestry of musical, visual and movement influences from across the globe. Choreographers, dancers, musicians and designers are drawn from across the globe to share a passion for breaking barriers in today's multicultural society.

The Company is a catalyst for the equality for artist and, a platform for intercultural understanding that strives to explore contemporary dance practice. The objective is to encourage creativity by engaging and interacting with technology and the moving body.

Union Dance in

  • Provides voluntary and community groups training in workshops in street dance - In schools, colleges and after school clubs
  • Offers free one-to-one advice sessions and training workshops for mentoring young people
  • Reached out to over 6000 audience members with its youth group and professional dance productions.
  • Promotes healthy living in Fit Fresh Start, a wellbeing training course for Wandsworth, and Brent schools
  • Empowers young people in regeneration areas in after school projects such as 24 afterschool workshops in Hackney
  • Provides a supportive environment that increases confidence, communication and teamwork
  • Is part of the GCSE syllabus for dance related choreography supported by resource information and digital packs
  • Works in dance in partnership with 7 European countries to produce new work with and for young people

For current projects and events, please see our Production page.



Union Dance is a registered charity (no 327347) and registered in England and Wales. Limited by guarantee (no 02088522) Vat no 510426689