From Here to Maturity is an artist-led dance company, formed in 2000 by former Rambert dancer Ann Dickie, to provide opportunities for mature dancers and to promote their talents and experience with the dance profession, audiences and local communities.

It aims to encourage creativity and the participation of older people in society through education and outreach activities, and by making original and imaginative dance pieces which entertain, stimulate and touch the emotions.

Since its launch in 2000 From Here to Maturity has made its name as a company of outstanding professional dancers performing fresh and original choreography.

Dancers Lucy Burge,
Joy Constantinides, Jane Dore, Irene Hardy, Matthew Hawkins, Jennifer Jackson, Max Reed, Tom Yang and Artistic Director Ann Dickie all made their names as professional dancers, performing with companies such as Arc Dance Company, Rambert Dance Company, DV8, Michael Clark Company, The Royal Ballet, Second Stride, and in the West End and at the National Theatre.

Workshops and community dance
The company runs dance workshops for older people in the community, sometimes within an inter-generational context. Ann Dickie has considerable experience of working with old and often frail participants.

Press coverage
The company's work and shows have been written about in numerous of publications including Age Concern, Dance Theatre Journal, Dancing Times, Dance UK News, The Guardian, Good Housekeeping, Saga Magazine, The Stage, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph, and The Times.

FHTM is a non-profit professional contemporary dance company and a registered charity. It is managed by a board of trustees, and is based in London.


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 Who says you have to be young to dance? Certainly not Ann Dickie, who for the past [ten] years has been running From Here to Maturity, a company that exists to give performing opportunities to older dancers.
 The Times  
 British company From Here to Maturity successfully showcases dancers ranging from their mid-50s to late-70s.
 The Guardian  



Artistic Director Ann Dickie in her solo piece 'Any Queen'.

Photo: Chris Nash





From Here to Maturity has received funding and support from




From Here to Maturity Dance Company Ltd
Registered address: 703 Redwood Housing Coop, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London, SE1 9GY
Company registered in England and Wales, no. 03954220
Charity no. 1123415