JUMPSTART/LA is a 4-day summer workshop for early/mid-career dancers in Los Angeles that nourishes creative voices and business brains equally. From technique and repertory classes to seminars, career counseling, and informal conversations with leaders in the field, JUMPSTART/LA aims to demystify the LA dance ecosystem and provide tangible information that prompts creative, career-focused action.

Where: Stomping Ground LA, Los Angeles, California, United States

When: Track A — July 16+17, July 23+24; Track B — July 30+31, August 1+2

Deadline for applications: No Application. Registration will close on July 15, 2022 or until the program sells out.

We, the JUMPSTART/LA Producing Team, believe that artists are inherently entrepreneurs, and that our creative voices and business brains need to be nourished equally and frequently. From technique and repertory classes to seminars, career counselling, and informal conversations with leaders in the field, JUMPSTART/LA aims to:
– Demystify the LA dance ecosystem, understand its landscape, and find new ways to work, contribute, and expand the field
– Give a broad overview of how to find and/or create work opportunities within non-profit, freelance, and commercial sectors
– Expand knowledge of best business practices for creative freelancers
– Facilitate 1 on 1 mentorship between attendees and leading producers/choreographers
– Share tangible information and context that prompts creative, career-focused action (such as where to look for PAID opportunities, how to secure an agent, and more!)

JUMPSTART/LA is crafted to give a broad overview of the Los Angeles dance ecosystem. Rather than focusing on one company or choreographer, we aim to lift and celebrate the entire community. Each day will open with two seminars, followed by two to three movement classes taught our incredible faculty including:

Barak Ballet: Artistic Director Melissa Barak
BODYTRAFFIC: Company Member Tiare Keeno (Track B only)
CONTRA-TIEMPO: Company Members Jasmine Stanley + Alék Lopéz
Cody Brunelle-Potter: Heidi Duckler Dance, Billie Eilish, Invertigo Dance Theatre
Dana Wilson: In the Heights, Justin Timberlake, The Seaweed Sisters (Track B only)
Emily Wanserski: City of LA, MashUp Contemporary, Annenberg Foundation
Entity Contemporary Dance: Company Member Karen Chuang
Go 2 Talent Agency
Jillian Meyers: LA LA Land, Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist, Janet Jackson (Track A only)
LA Contemporary Dance Company: Artistic Director Jamila Glass
LA Dance Project: Company Member Nayomi Van Brunt (Track B only)
Madison Hicks: Jacob’s Pillow, Sidra Bell, Moving Forward Dallas, LA Dance Project
Raymond Ejiofor: Pharrell, Sidra Bell, Kyle Abraham
Reshma Gajjar: LA LA Land, Adele, Madonna, Prince
Stephanie Landwehr: Cher, Tina Turner, Spice Girls
WHYTEBERG: Ground Grooves, Mac Miller, Seattle Art Museum
Toogie Barcelo: Dua Lipa, Miguel, Tove Lo, Katy Perry, Sydney Opera House

To register, visit Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jumpstartla-tickets-243760974637

Costs for participants: $525

Contact details: jumpstartladance@gmail.com

For further information, please visit https://www.jumpstartla.dance/ — https://www.instagram.com/jumpstartla/

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