Who are we?

Northern Rascals is a multi-disciplinary company based int' Yorkshire. Together, we are passionate in creating thought-provoking dance theatre that is both beautiful and relatable and taking it to a wide variety of audiences. We believe that the power in performance art is truly magic and something to be experienced by all. Our company and its collaborators endeavour to achieve this at every opportunity, in fact our work is entirely about the people involved. No matter how far our imaginations run wild, they always end up coming back to you!


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Our Story

Northern Rascals was founded by Anna Holmes and Sam Ford who first met whilst training at Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Coming from Croydon, Sam was struck by Anna's Northernness and Anna by Sam's Rascallion tendencies and hence, 'Northern Rascals' was born. 

Since then, this innovative and emerging company has gone from strength to strength. A month after the official creation in mid 2017, Northern Rascals were awarded a commission by The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, to create a new work to be performed at 'Journey Dance Fest 17'. This new work '2 Peas' has since been selected to perform at venues across the U.K. 

The company have also had the pleasure of developing a strong outreach programme, teaching the next generation of Northern Rascals around the country. Please check out our 'Opportunities' page for more information!

The company are now working with Rosie Watt from Spin Arts on the next production 'Dear Maggie'.


"This company have an enthusiastic quality that is infectious" - Emma Thomas, The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal.

 Photo Credit: Brian Slater

Photo Credit: Brian Slater