This programme gives a voice to talented young individuals (aged 18-22) from lower socio-economic and ethnic minority backgrounds, creating a cohort that is often overlooked and has less access to dance resources. This bespoke training provides a breadth of skills to create a robust mindset to improve not only the quality of dance they perform but also their longevity and creative leadership within their communities.
Joseph first established the let’s Shine Mentorship programme in 2013 and was awarded the prestigious Duetche Bank Creative Award. Over the years the programme has supported Students from Lister Community School, Lewisham Sixth form college, London Contemporary Dance School, BoyBlue Entertainment and UEL Urban Dance Practice.
Artists have gone on to vocational dance training, establishing their own dance companies in Europe, become young Associate artists at Sadlers Wells and become bloggers, influencers and teachers.