Apprenticeships & Scholarships
“The dancer of the future will be one whose body and soul have grown so harmoniously together that the natural language of that soul will have become the movement of the human body. The dancer will not belong to any nation but to all humanity.” – Isadora Duncan
Apprenticeships are offered on an individual basis to students demonstrating exceptional talent, commitment, and eagerness to learn. Apprentices train with the Company, taking classes and participating in rehearsals and other activities on a per-project basis for 1–2 years. Apprentices gain performing experience by participating in lecture/demonstrations and group works. Apprentices are assessed (approximately every 4 months) by meeting with Artistic Director Lori Belilove. Apprentices are invited into full Company membership by Artistic Director Lori Belilove.
In exchange for rehearsal and performing experience, apprentices are periodically asked to help with tasks that support the Company, which may include office administration, ushering at Company performances, assistance with parties and events, costume projects, mailing projects, assisting in children’s classes, and posting flyers.
The Isadora Duncan Dance Company is open to meeting talented dancers who wish to commit to immersing themselves in the Duncan technique and repertory. We select dancers individually, based on talent, experience, commitment, and attitude. We hold formal auditions as needed, but you may also submit an introductory letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to request permission to take Company class as an audition process.
A limited number of scholarships are offered on an individual basis to students demonstrating exceptional talent, commitment and financial hardship. To apply, send a letter of intent, photo, and resume to the attention of Artistic Director Lori Belilove at email@example.com.