Mentorship 4 Dancers is designed for dancers (18+) to deepen into their artistry & explore creative possibilities while gaining the practical skills, real-world knowledge & building a global network to become an Empowered Movement Artist .

Where: Online (Global) & In-Person (Los Angeles, CA)

When: September-December 2021

Deadline for applications:
For Online: September 9th, 11:59PM PST
For In-Person: Sept 29th, 11:59PM PST

To have a sustainable career in today’s dance world — whether as a professional dancer, choreographer, artistic director or educator – one must know themselves as an Artist and possess the creative entrepreneurial skills necessary to carve one’s own path in our field.
In this 6-week course, Movement Artists will be guided to:

*Explore one’s identity & artistic lineage

*Understand your own creative process & uncover your innate style

*Build your portfolio & receive 1-1 feedback

*Business 101 for dancers & how to brand oneself authentically

*Guest mentorship from some of LA/NY’s top movement artists & choreographers

*Develop your own project

*Join alumni network

Online bi-weekly sessions begin the week of September 13th from 12-2pm PST
In-person bi-weekly sessions take place in Los Angeles, CA and begin Wednesday, October 6th from 3-5pm PST.

*The in-person program includes a photo/video shoot day, dance practicum, guest mentorship from some of LA’s top movement artists & choreographers, as well as solo and/or group projects. **If you are a dancer not currently based in LA but interested in attending in-person, please e-mail us for housing options.

Transcending commercial, concert & club dance, Mentorship 4 Dancers is for dancers of all styles/genres at any level in their career. Dancers who complete the Mentorship program will be considered for future opportunities.

Teacher Bio: Zoe Rappaport’s versatile background as a professional dancer & interdisciplinary artist has led her to work with some of the top names in live production, tv/film, music videos, commercial and content creation over the last 15+ years. Working with world-renowned choreographers & artists by the time she was 18 years old, Zoe has worked with acclaimed artists & brands including Estée Lauder, Vidal Sassoon, Grammy award-winning electronic artist ZHU, Sheila E, Katie Grand’s “LOVE” Magazine x DOGPOUND LA feat. The Fat Jewish & Alexis Ren, Paz Lenchantin of The Pixies and more. Working across many related fields & platforms (stills, motion, performance/stage), Zoe has worked behind-the-scenes from fashion shows for Hermés to award shows like The Latin Grammy’s to popular television shows So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Got Talent. Zoe serves as the Creative Producer for Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival — a live & online film festival dedicated to the concept of democratizing dance so that it may be seen & experienced not just in studios and theaters, but in public space. Grounded in the belief that movement was born to bring people together and communicate beyond words, Zoe’s work aims to broaden access to dance, lend artistic voice to social issues and engage community while elevating the field as a whole. @zoe.rapapport

“If you understand the strands of your creative DNA, you begin to see how they mutate into common threads in your work. You begin to see the ‘story’ that you’re trying to tell: why you do the things you do…where you are strong and where you are weak (which prevents a lot of false starts), and how you see the world and function in it.” — Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit

How to apply: Dancers 18+ are eligible to apply for in-person OR online sessions.
To apply, please send an e-mail to rappaportdance@gmail.com specifying which program you’re interested in with a brief letter of interest, cv/resume, headshot or dance photo and reel/footage. *Payment plans & scholarships available for dancers interested in participating for whom funding is the only setback. Please detail your current financial hardship in your e-mail.

Costs for participants:
Early Bird (before Labor Day): $350 for online, $625 for in-person.
Regular Price: $425 for online, $825 for in-person

For further information, please visit www.rappaportdance.com

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