UNCSA Summer Dance hosts the Choreographic Institute each summer for four weeks. The program is designed to foster the development of new work by emerging choreographers of exceptional promise.
As development residents of the UNCSA Choreographic Institute, participants attend daily technique classes, workshops and lectures led by esteemed UNCSA Summer Dance faculty and guests. They will also hold afternoon rehearsals with their cast of dancers selected from the Summer Dance Intensives. The residency will culminate in a fully produced performance of new work at the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem, a UNCSA performance venue.
During the residency, the choreographers will be mentored by visiting distinguished artist Helen Pickett, an internationally known resident choreographer of the Atlanta Ballet and 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.