Summer Dance Professional Studies

Summer Dance Professional Studies

The Professional Studies workshop offers a one-week deep dive into the creative process, teaching methodology, and repertory of some of today's leading contemporary dance choreographers. The workshop provides a space for dancers to experience the creative practices of a diverse and innovative group of choreographers. Through rigorous training and creative exploration, dancers are encouraged to step beyond what is familiar and into what is possible while cultivating their artistic voice.

Professional Studies

July 24 - 30, 2022

Sample Schedule for Professional Studies*

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Warm-up
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Creative Practice
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Improvisation, repertory and new creations

*Schedule subject to change

Evening Seminars and Q&A sessions may include:

  • Careers in the Arts
  • Business of Dance
  • Injury Prevention
  • Mental wellness


2022 Faculty will be announced in January.

Past Faculty include Sidra Bell, Jon Bond, Peter Chu, Alexandra Damiani, Greg Dolbashian, Norbert de la Cruz III, Victor Quijada, Jason Parsons and Dante Puleio.

Audition Requirements

A video audition is required for admission into the Professional Studies Workshop, and applicants must be 15 years old by June 26, 2022. We encourage you to send video submissions early as space for the intensive is limited.

Audition General Information

Video auditions will open on December 13, 2021, and close on May 3, 2022. We encourage you to send video submissions early as space for the workshop is limited.

To register for a video audition, please visit the registration page

There is a $40.00 audition fee, which must be paid in full at the time of the audition registration. After registering and paying the audition fee, you may email your videos to

Please include your full name, date of birth, and desired program in the subject and body of the email.

Audition results will be sent via email; if you do not hear from us within two weeks of your audition, please contact Ashley Lindsey at to inquire about your audition results.

Due to the high volume of audition participation, individual feedback from auditions cannot be given.

Former and current UNCSA Dance majors are exempt from submitting an audition video.

Video Auditions

Please include the following.

  • CV or résumé in PDF format
  • A link to a 3 - 5 minute unedited video of yourself (Youtube or Vimeo preferred). This can be a clip from a performance, rehearsal, or an improv solo from a studio or home.