Summer Movement Fellowship


Thank you for your interest in our Summer Movement Fellowship (SMF)!  This is a three-week (tuition-free) program that gives opportunity for professional dancers to engage in a collaborative choreographic process, interact and train alongside LACDC company members, and gain a broader perspective of LACDC’s company culture (ages 18+ only).  Those who receive the fellowship will participate as dancers in the L.A. Contemporary Choreography Lab, attend the LACDC Summer Intensive and commit to being Season Volunteers during LACDC's Fall 2022 season.  See more details about the program below.  **Dancers eligible for the SMF must be professional dancers currently residing in greater Los Angeles.  No exceptions.  College students are not eligible for this program.** 

The L.A. Contemporary Choreography Lab is an intimate four-day intensive for choreographers to workshop new material on professional dancers and includes an informal showing at the end of the lab.  Choreographers work with a select group of LACDC company members and professional dancers from the LA dance community. SMF dancers must be available for the entire Choreography Lab process. 

The LACDC Summer Intensive is an intimate two-week program for advanced level dancers who want to continue diving into their personal practices.  We offer a safe space to discover and explore in an uplifting and supportive environment, where each dancer's uniqueness is celebrated.  Fellowship recipients are highly encouraged, but not required, to attend the full Summer intensive. 

To fulfill their fellowship duties, SMF dancers are required to commit to a predetermined number of volunteer hours during LACDC's Fall 2022 Season.  Responsibilities may include taking inventory of LACDC costumes and set pieces, managing video archives, volunteering on set or at performances, and more. 

Dancers will be selected for fellowships via an application process. 

Great candidates for the Summer Movement Fellowship: 
-Need financial assistance with intensive tuition fees.
-Strong interest in being a part of a choreographer’s creative process.
-Passionate about dance training and development as an artist. 
-Interest in getting greater insight into LACDC’s company culture.

SMF Deadlines: 
-Application Deadline: April 1, 2022
-Notify Recipients and Submissions: April 8, 2022
-Must accept the scholarship by April 15, 2022

Applications will open February 15, 2022.