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Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) will make a concerted effort and commitment to consider diversity, equality, inclusivity, environment and safeguarding in all aspects of its operation. We will be more tenacious in our cultural due-diligence in our governance, collaborations, our audiences, our performances and interactions with our audience and participants.

These commitments are made with our board, staff, artists, audiences and collaborators in mind, and are designed to improve access to contemporary dance for all.

We will continue to implement change and will continue to do so, this will be an ongoing mission for ESD, it will evolve as long as the company exists.


ESD is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

ESD has a duty of care to provide a safe environment that is conducive to promoting the health and well-being of children and young people age 18 years and under and vulnerable adults. ESD will take all reasonable steps to ensure that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is embedded in our contact through the training and activities we provide for them.


At ESD, we believe dance is for everyone.

ESD aims to embrace, promote and celebrate diversity and treat everyone fairly.


The climate crisis is the most important issue facing the world today. ESD acknowledges its responsibility to minimise the environmental impact of its activities whilst providing a quality service. 

It is our ambition at ESD to be a leader in environmental sustainability and to act as a catalyst for positive change in the arts industry.

Submissions of Creative Climate Tools Entry to the Julie's Bicycle from Summer 2023:

HUMAN (SPRING 2023) April 2023 - June 2023
Total emissions: 546.5 kg CO2e

ESD is committed to learn and listen during this continued process. If you have any questions or would like to support us, please contact us by emailing

Webpage launch date: 05/09/2023

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