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Published on: Thursday April 7, 2022

Natalie Thompson

DanceXchange Communications Assistant

Natalie Thompson Volunteering Image

Back in 2017 I volunteered at two of London’s biggest dance events, MOVE IT and The Hotstepper UK. My duties whilst assisting at these events included: ushering audiences, running performers, greeting VIPS, liaising with artists, as well as venue setup.

From working behind the scenes, I was able to learn about the process and delivery of major dance events and watch them unfold before my eyes. Whilst volunteering at these events I met many dance artists and found it a great way to network with industry professionals. As well as enabling me to progress within my career, volunteering at these events was a very enjoyable experience and one I certainly won’t forget! I made many great friends during the process and was able to witness tons of live performances.

I am now the Communications Assistant for DanceXchange and get to work on many events including Birmingham International Dance Festival.


Volunteer at BIDF

Are you looking to gain experience in the performing arts industry or simply just passionate and enthusiastic about dance and the arts? We’re seeking a team of volunteers to support Birmingham International Dance Festival! If you are 18+, enjoy working with a wide range of people and have a “can-do” approach, then we’d love to hear from you.