New Dance Lab

Raising the profile of dance in Kansas

Peter Jasso, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Director

(785) 296-2178

The New Dance Lab is a partnership between The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and Johnson County Community College.

The New Dance Lab will allow a select group of established and aspiring dance professionals throughout the state of Kansas the opportunity to participate in intimate one-on-one and small group professional development experiences with one of the following national artists:

Myles Thatcher

San Francisco Ballet


Gregory Dolbashian

Founder & Artistic Director, The Dash Ensemble


Frank Chaves

Founder, Former Artistic Director of River North Dance Company


Catherine Meredith

Independent Choreographer, Faculty at Dancing Wheels Inc


Participants will also have the opportunity to observe a rehearsal conducted by the corresponding choreographer and receive a pair of complimentary tickets to the New Dance Partners premiere showcase.

This lab seeks to provide an opportunity for local dance company advancement and artistic development through meaningful contact with national choreographers, to raise the profile of dance in the region and to highlight local talent. We welcome Kansas applicants from all backgrounds and dance disciplines. A small travel stipend may be available for accepted applicants from outside the Johnson County area.

Who Qualifies
Established and aspiring Kansas dance professionals aged 18+

Application Period
2020 application period has not yet been announced

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