Future Makers

Launched in 2019, Future Makers is Dance Makers Collective’s Emerging Dance Company for creative emerging dance artists aged 18+years. 

Future Makers company members participate in rehearsals, professional and skills development, and in creative developments for professional productions. Since launching, Future Makers have performed publicly in a triple bill at Blacktown Arts Centre 2022 (choreographies by Kristina Chan, Jasmin Sheppard and the Future Makers), In Situ at Parramatta Park, Sydney Festival 2021, Dance Makers Collective’s The Rivoli in Sydney Festival, January 2020, and in multidisciplinary artist Nadia Odlum’s site specific performance Correspondence at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, February 2020.

The current Future Makers company members are: Maddy Backen, Sarah Goroch, Matina McAneney, Rachelle Silsby, Ashleigh Veitch, Jack Tuckerman, Daniel Ross, Jacinta Mullen, Phaedra Brown, Indiana Mulherin, Jemima Smith, Kate Merrick and Jaslyn Boughton.

Future Makers engage in an annual program which includes a 10-week training program of weekly masterclasses with exciting Australian choreographers, a co-devised season of works by the members of the company with a lo-fi presentation outcome at LOT7 and a professional production annually. Future Makers members also engage in opportunities with DMC such as internships and training to deliver DMC’s public programs, as well bespoke opportunities and benefits that arise throughout the year.

Future Makers provides a platform for aspiring emerging dancers and choreographers to work with professional artists in an inclusive and challenging environment, where they can develop their skills and work collectively towards public presentation outcomes. Future Makers is designed for enthusiastic dance artists with diverse skills, if you are a great performer, a clever creative, a good team player or any combination we encourage you to apply. The program does not discriminate against style or training; if you have a willingness and aptitude for dance of any kind please come along!

The 2023 intake is now closed, however if you are interested in engaging with Future Makers we highly recommend partaking in the masterclass series which is open to independent artists. The masterclass series commences on Wednesday 26 April for 11 consecutive weeks, individual sessions or the full 11-week program can be booked here.

The Future Makers program requires an annual membership fee that is used as leverage for funded opportunities. Future Makers also automatically become Community Members, if you have already registered as a Community Member, this fee is deducted from your Future Makers membership.

*The fee for Future Makers is $600 annually. DMC provides equity scholarships and payment plans to support artists experiencing financial hardship, if the cost is prohibitive please do not be dissuaded.