Our Mighty Groove Young Cast Call Out!

Opportunity to join the young cast of Vicki Igbokwe-Ozoagu’s Our Mighty Groove and perform in the opening production at Sadler’s Wells East.


Vicki Igbokwe-Ozoagu is the Founder of Uchenna Dance. She is currently looking for dancers aged 16-21 who want to gain experience learning from, and performing alongside professional dancers as part of the flagship production that will open the NEW Sadler’s Wells East theatre in February 2025.

Working with Sadler’s Wells, Vicki is creating a new version of her show Our Mighty Groove that will feature a cast of professional dancers and a young cast of 30 dancers aged 16 – 21 years who live or study in east London. As part of the process to select the young cast, Vicki and some of her creative team from Our Mighty Groove are leading a Research and Development week (also known as R&D) from Monday 15 – Friday 19 July 2024.

You’ll Get To Work With:

Vicki Igbokwe-Ozoagu: Director & Choreographer

Kloé Dean: Associate Choreographer

Joanne Bernard: Rehearsal Director

PLUS the professional cast for Our Mighty Groove

Dates and Times:

Monday 15 – Friday 19 July 2024, 9:30am – 6pm each day.

Commitment to attend for the full week is required, please contact learning@sadlerswells.com if you have any questions about this.


All sessions will take place: English National Ballet, Mulryan Centre for Dance, 41 Hopewell Square, London, E14 0SY (Nearest tube station is Canning Town)

Photos: Camilla Greenwell.

What’s In It For You?

  • The chance to be invited to join the Our Mighty Groove young cast, which will include regular training opportunities in the lead up to performances next year.
  • Performing as part of Our Mighty Groove at Sadler’s Wells East (if invited), being a part of history as one of the first to perform at this new theatre
  • 5 days of FREE experience with a creative team that have worked on shows and events including Opening Olympic Ceremonies, International Tours and West End Musicals.
  • Experience what it’s like to take an idea and develop it over a few days alongside a team, gaining knowledge in the behind the scenes of how dance shows are made.
  • Professional dance class every morning in styles including Waacking, African Contemporary, House, Hip Hop, and Contemporary.
  • Opportunity to explore your own creativity throughout the week as you become part of the Uchenna family.

What We’re Looking For?

  • Vicki and the team are interested in dancers who love dance, performing and creativity.
  • You can be someone who attends dance classes in your own time, is part of a dance crew, group, company and/or be a student at a dance school, college, university, or conservatoire.
  • Please note this opportunity is not for someone who is a beginner. You’ll need to have some dance experience and be open to learning.

Your Next Move:

To secure your place, please complete the registration form:

Our Mighty Groove young cast registration form

Please note that places for the Research & Development week are limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis, so please register ASAP

If you have any questions email learning@sadlerswells.com with Our Mighty Groove young cast in the subject title and the Sadler’s Wells team will get back to you asap.

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Who is Vicki Igbokwe-Ozoagu and Uchenna Dance?

Find out more by visiting our about page here.

Who are Sadler’s Wells?

Find out more by visiting their website here.

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