Hawk Dance Theatre is a UK based dance company who create, explore and inspire audiences by offering work that is engaging and accessible. Directed by Josh Hawkins, HDT aim to create visually dynamic and powerful productions for various platforms – theatres, festivals and digitally. 

Founded in 2015, HDT spent the year supported at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal on their Emerging Artist Programme. From 2016, Josh Hawkins has been supported as Artist in Residence at The University of Salford.

Our mission is to create exciting, accessible, engaging, provoking and, most of all,  inspiring work that can connect with audiences from all backgrounds. HDT are committed to creating and touring high quality professional and original productions to audiences nationally and internationally. 


Hawk Dance Theatre are proud to be supported by Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts Lottery Funding on a range of our projects. In the past 2 years we have received 5 Grants for the Arts awards from Arts Council England to support the research, development and creation of (we)SINK, Fish TankThe Chit Chat Chalk Show and HandsON.

Hawk Dance Theatre are currently working with Spin Arts (Sarah Shead) as our producer.

"Josh is an exceptional and talented young artist and I highly suspect will be one to watch for the future" - James Mackenzie-Blackman, Executive Director of New Adventures.


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Photo credit: Danilo Moroni / Josh Hawkins

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