Who we are
Founded in London in 2001, Boy Blue, the award-winning brainchild of composer Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante and choreographer Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy MBE, encapsulates the pulse of the city it was born in.
Weaving frontline stage and screen work around the elevation of hip-hop culture, Boy Blue are an Associate Artist of the Barbican, London. Since 2007 they have created Pied Piper (2007), which won a Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliated Theatre, Legacy (2011), Touch (2011), The Five & The Prophecy of Prana (2013), A Night With Boy Blue (2013, 2015, 2016, 2018), the Olivier nominated Blak Whyte Gray (2017), Outliers (2018) - Asante’s musical debut in the Barbican Concert Hall - and REDD, which premiered at the Barbican in 2019.
Film work includes R.E.B.E.L, commissioned by Sky Arts and ‘Art50’ in 2018.
Outside of the theatre, Boy Blue collaborated with Danny Boyle to contribute to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, Sandy leading hundreds of young dancers before staging the handover of the Olympic torch and the lighting of the Cauldron.
In 2021 Boy Blue worked with Good Chance Theatre Company to create a mass dance piece performed in Trafalgar Square, celebrating Little Amal’s 10th birthday as part of The Walk project.
With a company ethos befitting of the founder’s roots, and a long-term commitment to education, Boy Blue can be found running a highly respected dance education programme in east London. Using a typically unique approach, they enable more than 100 young dancers to train weekly alongside professionals. In addition, their work Emancipation of Expressionism is a set work of the AQA GCSE Dance syllabus – the first hip-hop dance theatre piece to be included – and was filmed in 2017 by Director Danny Boyle and subsequently screened on the BBC.
We are searching for someone who can support the Board and the Directors to realise our ambitious plans, growing with and leading us into the next exciting chapter of Boy Blue’s journey.
We are looking for someone who will embody the Company's value system:
- There is excellence in all that we do
- We stay curious- there's no complacency
- We maintain authenticity in our choices and our voice
- We take seriously our responsibility to the scene and culture, to uphold and develop it
- We believe in the next generation and the impriotance of inclusivity and legacy
We hope you will be inspired to join us as we continue on our extraordinary journey. It won't be boring!