The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance has expanded its Fellowship opportunities for BIPOC dancers on the cusp of a professional career.

Three new Fellowships will provide:

  • Rehearsal and performance opportunities with Graham 2 or the Martha Graham Dance Company, or both depending on placement
  • Full scholarship support for Advanced Studies Certificate program
  • Monthly living stipends while participating in Center activities
  • Career advisement and mentorship

Fellowships are open to U.S. citizens and international students. To be considered, apply to our Advanced Studies Certificate Program, indicating both Graham 2 and Individualized Study tracks.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong desire to perform Graham repertory
  • Advanced Ballet and/or Contemporary Technique
  • Must enroll in the Advanced Studies Certificate Program
  • Must complete Online Audition requirements
  • Must attend Callback Auditions if invited
  • Must be at least 18 years old at time of enrollment
  • Intermediate Graham Technique™ (Graham II or higher)
  • Intermediate Ballet Technique
  • Application and Audition required
  • Pre-requisites: Graduate of Graham School Two-Year Certificate Program and/or University Degree with a notable dance program or Dance Conservatory Degree or Certificate
  • Advanced Graham Technique™ (Graham III or higher, per discretion of Program Director)
  • Intermediate Ballet Technique
  • Application and Audition required
  • Pre-requisite: University Degree with a notable dance program or Dance Conservatory Degree or Certificate
  • Advanced Graham Technique™ (Graham III or higher, per discretion of Program Director)
  • Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Technique
  • Application and Audition required
  • Basic to intermediate Ballet Technique
  • Application required
  • No audition required

STEP 1: APPLICATION

Required Applications for ALL programs must include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Dance résumé
  • Headshot
  • Photograph of applicant in first arabesque on leg of choice (en relevé or flat). Applicants must also include sign in photo reading “Martha Graham School Application” and the date.
  • 500-word personal statement explaining your desire to study at the Martha Graham School
  • One letter of recommendation
  • $50