Choreographic Institute

Summer Programs

Choreographic Institute

The Choreographic Institute is a four-week residency designed to foster the development of new work by emerging and mid-career choreographers of exceptional promise. Through this initiative, UNCSA School of Dance looks to deepen its mission of developing original works, supporting artists, and giving back to the broader community.

The 2023 Choreographic Institute will place June 25 to July 22.
The residency will consist of a daily technique class (optional), morning mentoring sessions, workshops, and lectures led by esteemed Summer Dance faculty, Associate Director, and UNCSA School of Dance alumna Mari Meade and guests. The afternoons are devoted to rehearsals with a cast of dancers from the UNCSA Summer Dance Intensive.
Additionally, choreographers will have access to our studios for further choreographic research. The residency culminates in a performance of the work at one of our on-campus theaters.
During the residency, the choreographers will be mentored by Associate Director and UNCSA School of Dance alumna Mari Meade. Additional seminars will include lighting design, diversity and inclusion, film editing, and the business of dance.
Choreographers will be chosen from an open call, and participants will receive room, board, and a stipend of approximately $2,500-3,000 (includes travel and per diem costs).


The Choreographic Institute program looks for emerging choreographers who exhibit a strong choreographic voice and exceptional promise. Two contemporary choreographers and two contemporary ballet choreographers will be selected. Choreographers must have five years of choreographic experience. Applicants must be U.S. residents in order to be considered.

How to Apply

Applications for the Choreographic Institute 2023 are now closed. 

If you have questions about the Choreographic Institute or the application process, email Summer Dance director Ashley Lindsey at