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Choreographic Fellowship, University of Kansas

Starting April 1st, 2020, The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Kansas invites emerging and established choreographers to apply for a two-week artist residency to teach technique classes and set an approximately 10-minute group work (preferably for about 10 students) on the University Dance Company.

Decisions will be made based upon the choreography submitted for review. Proposals for new choreography will not be considered. Fellows will be chosen for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. Choreographic fellows will receive an honorarium of $4,500, plus university housing. Travel and per diem are included in the honorarium.

KU Dance has a rich history of invited guest artists who enhance the professional preparation of students. Members of the University Dance Company have performed choreography by José Limón, Twyla Tharp, Mary Anthony, Karole Armitage, Bill Evans, Wally Cardona, Patrick Corbin, Carl Corry, Claire Porter, Michael Simms, and William Whitener, Autumn Eckman, Dusan Tynek, Carl Flink, Inbal Pinto  & Avshalom Pollak, among many others.

“Dance is a performing art, it lives by virtue of its connection to an audience,” says Michelle Heffner Hayes, Professor of Dance. “The choreographic fellowship represents an opportunity for a dancemaker to share and further develop his or her work while students experience what it is like to be involved in an intensive rehearsal process with a professional choreographer.”

For more information regarding the choreographic fellowship, please email

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