Metamorphosis Dance Company is the company of Caribbean School of Dancing. As its name suggests, Metamorphosis provides an opportunity for the senior students of the school to ‘metamorphose’ into able, adaptable dancers preparing them for professional dance careers, usually abroad.
The company was founded in 1995 by CSD teachers Nancy Herrera, Carol Yip Choy and Christel De Souza. The progress of students is followed closely by Artistic Director, Nancy Herrera and Rehearsal Director, Bridgette Wilson before committed and talented students are invited into the company’s yearlong apprenticeship program.
Invitees to the yearlong program are expected to be proficient, at a minimum, in classical ballet and modern dance. They follow the same rigorous training, rehearsal and performance schedule of the company members leading up to the company’s annual season. After the season successful apprentices are awarded with company contracts.
The company’s repertoire seeks to promote “Caribbean-ness” as a valuable element of expression, while also exposing its dancers to a range of locally, regionally and internationally up and coming or critically acclaimed choreographers of different genres. Metamorphosis has performed in the UK, India, the Caribbean, represented Trinidad and Tobago at Carifesta XI (Suriname) and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. On the local front the company has been very active creating a partnership with The Lost Tribe for its Carnival Tuesday stage presentations and its band launches since the band’s inception in 2015.