Dancer Application Information
Who Can Apply
We welcome applications from artists of all gender expressions and backgrounds with the legal right to work in the US. Please keep in mind that RIWCP does not provide housing for out of state participants.
The Selection Process
RIWCP contracts 15-20 dancers yearly for our 3-week residency, depending on the needs of the choreographer cohort. Choreographers are supplied with a list of dancer applicants and movement samples so that they may request specific dancers. The final selection of dancers and casting decisions are made by RIWCP’s Director. Dancer acceptance relies heavily on the style of dance and schedule of the participating choreographers of any given year.
Dancer Application Timeline
March 4, 2024
Applications for Dancers open
May 3, 2024
Dancer applications due
May 17, 2024
Dancer contracts finalized
Casting is finalized and tentative rehearsal and tech schedules available
Open to any artist with the legal right to work in the US
There is no limit to the amount of times an artist can participate as a dancer. Dancer acceptance relies heavily on the style of dance and schedule of the participating choreographers of any given year.
Required Submission Materials
Resume (1-2 pages only please)
Movement Reel: please submit a movement reel that represents your full technical and artistic range. A mix of studio work and performance footage is preferred.
A detailed availability for the 3 week residency period. Rehearsals run Monday through Friday between 9:30am and 6:00pm. Due to the condensed rehearsal period, casting decisions and choreographer acceptances will be dependent on artist availability as well as rehearsal space availability.
New for 2024: RIWCP rehearsals will take place in studios throughout Providence. At this time we can confirm two of the rehearsal spaces: Providence Ballet Theatre (194 Oxford St, Providence) and Ballet RI (825 Hope St, Providence). Rehearsal hours will be based on studio availability, but will not be earlier than 9:30am or extend past 6:00pm.
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