Constella OperaBallet was initially founded by young people for young people. The primary focus was to provide significant early career opportunities to provide a foundation for a successful and long-lasting career in the arts. Constella's vision has since widened but professional development remains a key focus. Since 2011, Constella has assisted over 500 young people to widen their horizons and realise new professional opportunities, earning it an Unltd award for Social Enterprise in 2011.

The large majority of Constella's productions have included professional mentorship whereby a young person would act as an assistant, cover performer or shadow artist. During this time, they would be paired with a professional Constella artist, receiving continuous support and mentorship throughout the project.   

Constella has also provided work experience placements for those at school, further education and higher education to assist in the development of project management.   


Constella's largest mentorship venture was built into a production of Sideshows at Sadler's Wells in 2016, providing the opportunity for three cover dancers, two photography/film students, two stage assistants, a costume assistant, a make-up artist and a lighting operation crewmember.