Directors Workshops 2024

Directors Workshops 2024

We are excited to announce the Directors Workshops for Festival 2024. Registration also includes access to the Directors Lounge. The lounge is located in the building next to the School of Dance and there will be light refreshments available in the lounge throughout the weekend.  

Directors Workshop Registration and Lounge Access for the Festival is $200

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2024 Workshops

Putting your best foot forward: Audition Tips with Robert and Taryn

Friday, March 1
4-5 p.m.


Robbie Gosnell

Led by Festival of Dance co-director Robert Gosnell

Taryn Griggs

and co-director & School of Dance faculty Taryn Griggs

Join Festival Co-Directors Robert and Taryn to discuss how to best prepare dancers for auditions. Whether auditioning for a summer session, college program or a new production we'll talk about what directors look for in the audition class and audition solos. We will also touch on audition trends in the industry and how we can help our dancers prepare now for those future experiences.

Dance Photography with Andrew Bowen 

Saturday, March 2 
10-11:30 a.m.

Join master photographer, Andrew Bowen for a discussion about dance photography. Andrew will share what to look for when hiring a photographer, tips and tricks for getting great audition photos and ways to create a safe, supportive environment for photo sessions.

Costuming Dance with Marissa McCullough

Saturday, March 2
1-2 p.m.

Marissa McCullough

Led by Director of the UNCSA Dance Costume Shop  Marissa McCullough

Come chat about all things “Dance Costumes” with Marissa McCullough, Director of Dance Costumes at UNCSA. Get up close and personal with tutus worn by noted alumni and ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about the behind -the-scenes magic of the costume shop! 

Competition Considerations inside and out with Misha Tchoupakov

Sunday, March 3 

Misha Tchoupakov

Led by UNCSA School of Dance faculty member Misha Tchoupakov

UNCSA Professor of Dance, Misha Tchoupakov has been affiliated with YAGP for over 20 seasons and served as a jury member for many other prestigious competitions around the world. Drawing on his wealth of experience as a judge, coach and master teacher, Tchoupakov will discuss the ins and outs of Dance competitions.