Winter Movement Fellowship


Thank you for your interest in our Winter Movement Fellowship (WMF)! This is a two-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 Winter Intensive and commit to being Season Volunteers during LACDC's Spring 2022 season. See more details about the program below.
**Dancers eligible for the WMF 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. WMF dancers must be available for the entire Choreography Lab process.

The LACDC Winter Intensive is an intimate two-week program for advanced level dancers to discover and explore in an open and supportive environment, where each dancer's uniqueness is celebrated. Students will delve into the movement vocabularies of the same three teachers over the course of four days and will perform in a free informal showcase for the LA community on the last day. Fellowship recipients are required to attend the full Winter Intensive.

To fulfill their fellowship duties, WMF dancers are required to commit to 20 hours of volunteer hours during LACDC's Spring 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. The application will be available on our website Friday, October 1st and the deadline to apply is Monday, November 1, 2021 at 5pm PST. If not selected for the fellowship, early bird pricing will be honored for all applicants. Previous movement fellows are eligible to apply.

Great candidates for the Winter 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.

Scholarship Deadlines:
- Application Deadline: November 1, 2021 (5pm PST)
- Notify Recipients and Submissions: November 8, 2021
- Must accept the scholarship by November 12, 2021

2022 Program Dates:
- LACDC Winter Intensive: Monday, January 3rd - Thursday, January 6th (approx. 10am-5:00pm daily)
- L.A. Choreography Lab: 03: Monday, January 10- Thursday, January 13 (approx. 12pm-4pm daily)

General Application Requirements:
- Letter of Interest
- Dance Video Submission
- Letter of Recommendation