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Company Partnerships

University of the Arts

Sophomore Coaching & Performance Project

SBDNY Teaching Cohort
Philadelphia, PA
This section of Sophomore Performance and Coaching Project, taught in a cohort under the direction of Sidra Bell Dance New York and company artists, emphasizes immersive collaborative models in which the sophomores gain insight into professional working practices and is designed to help students recognize the tools and methodologies used in both dance creation and performance.
CONTEMPORARY SYSTEMS -an interior & material approach movement SBDNY™️ encourages provocative thought and an immersive approach to the subject matter of the body. The work demands a high degree of physicality and input from the dancers, encouraging them to execute movement with intention, curiosity, rigor, care and empathy.

2012 (Inaugural)-Present

Ball State University Impact2Innovation

Immersive Learning Provost Grant

3-Stage Residency in New York City and Indiana

Muncie, Indianapolis, NYC

Spring 2017

Alonzo King LINES Ballet SchooI

Training Program MODULE

San Francisco, CA

Winter 2017

Alonzo King LINES Ballet SchooI

Training Program and the company Artists of Sidra Bell Dance New York creative residency and performances at Dance Mission Theater and Z Space

San Francisco, CA

Winter 2018 and Spring 2019

Derida Dance Center

Training Program

Ambassadors through Trust for Mutual Understanding

2014 & 2015

Exchange Program with select Derida Dance Center Students to NYC

Sofia, Plovdiv BULGARIA

SBDNY + University of the Arts Dance Cycles

Summer 2013

Company in Residence

Creation & Teaching 

Philadelphia, PA

Tisch Summer Dance Festival (New York University)

Summer 2014

Company in Residence

Creation & Teaching 

New York, NY

Tisch Summer Dance Festival (New York University)

Summer 2014

Company in Residence

Creation & Teaching 

New York, NY

Peabody Conservatory Johns Hopkins University

BFA Dance Program Inaugural Year

Fall 2018

Company in Residence

Creation & Teaching 

New York, NY

Mentorships/Fellowships/Consulting with Sidra Bell

University of the Arts

President's Fund Recipient

SBDNY Fellow in San Francisco, CA at LINES 2018

Jiamond Walker, Class of 2020

Bennington College Field Study

SBDNY Fellow 2019

Uma Shannon, Class of 2020

Professional Fellow/LINES Ballet Training Program

Khala Branningan

Spring 2019 SBDNY Fellow

Kenan Institute for the Arts Fellow

North Caroline School of the Arts

Garrett Parker, Graduating Senior 2017

Dance Your Future

Artist & Mentor Collaborative Residency 

BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance.

For Maleek Washington, Professional Artist 2017

Rodney Murray

Dramaturgical/Theater Direction Internship during WINTER | MODULE20

supported by University of the Arts Intern Program

Van Lier Fellowship Mentor with Movement Research

For Shantelle Jackson, Professional Artist 2016-2017

Access and Career Development grant funded by the Ontario Arts Council 

For Jasmyn Fyffe (Canada), Professional Artist 2012

Annielille Gavino, MFA Candidate Hollins University

Bell MFA Thesis Mentor

Cameron Childs, MFA Candidate University of the Arts

Bell MFA Thesis Mentor

Jaamil Kosoko Olawale Black Male Revisited at Art Basel

Bell- Movement/Creative Consultant

Derida Dance Center/Kalinel

International Exchange with SBDNY in Pennsyvlania, Indiana, NYC

For Mariya Veleva (Bulgaria), Professional Artist 2016 and 2017

Columbia College in Chicago Visiting group

SBDNY rehearsal, dialogue, and workshop

University of Texas at Austin special cohort of 11 under the direction of Erica Gionfriddo at WINTER | MODULE20

Made possible by UT Professional Development Travel Initiative

Breaking Glass Project

Mentorship Program

For Cameo Lethem (Seattle)

University of Texas Austin

Oluwaseun S. Olayiwola, Lizzy Tan, Francis Rodriguez

UT Professional Development Travel Initiative (UTA COFA)


Short Term Apprenticeships; Ryan Yamauchi (SUNY Purchase), Max Perkins (NYU Tisch)

Ruth Rebekka Hansen (International Fellow, Denmark)

Made possible by Balletakademien, Stockholm

Vara Konserthus Residency Apprentice/Production Assistant (Vara, Sweden)

Emma Wheeler (Seattle, WA)

Choreographic Fellow during W'Him Whim creation with Sidra Bell

SILO Site Creative Residency Fellows (Pennsylvania): Umi Akiyoshi, Max Canion, Anya Clarke, Mitsuko Verdery, Kerime Konur, Alex Diaz, Roukijah Rooks, Garrett Parker, Moises Michel

Production Mentorships in NYC: Sawyer Harvey, Krystal Collins, Stephanie Carlos (supported by UArts Intern Program), Ramon Vargas, Nikki Keeshin, Julia Fisher, kira shiina, Joy-Marie Thompson, Anya Clarke, Emily Leddy, Clare Larkin Mallaney, Kianna Moye

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