Company Partnerships

Mentorships/Fellowships with Sidra Bell

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.


Ball State University Impact2Innovation

Immersive Learning Provost Grant

3-Stage Residency in New York City and Indiana

Muncie, Indianapolis, NYC

Spring 2017

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

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

Alonzo King LINES Ballet SchooI

Training Program MODULE

San Francisco, CA

Winter 2017

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

Derida Dance Center/Kalinel

International Exchange

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

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)


SBDNY + University of the Arts Dance Cycles

Summer 2013

Company in Residence

Creation & Teaching 

Philadelphia, PA

Ruth Rebekka Hansen (International Fellow, Denmark)

Made possible by Balletakademien, Stockholm

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

Tisch Summer Dance Festival (New York University)

Summer 2014

Company in Residence

Creation & Teaching 

New York, NY

Residency Fellows: Umi Akiyoshi, Max Canion, Anya Clarke, Mitsuko Verdery, Kerime Konur, Alex Diaz

Umi Akiyoshi Photography


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