Mentoring/Coaching Program for a Pre-Professional Female Dancer of Colour

AMVTP’s mentoring/coaching program is a one-year mentorship open to a young professional entering their junior year of high school in Fall 2021 and graduating in the class of 2023. This program is for a self-driven, self-motivated and focused young dancer looking to pursue a career in dance. The mentee will work with AMVTP Artistic Director and independent Dancer-Choreographer, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, on post-secondary school/college-preparedness as well as life and business skills.

This mentorship includes research on scholarships ($$$); a solo dance commission (for auditions and scholarships); college essay review and editorial assistance; and letters of recommendation (as needed). The mentee will have access to Alanna’s global network of dance artists, including top educators at leading educational institutions, directors, dancers and choreographers working in a multiplicity of backgrounds—companies as well as freelance–encompassing a wide range of aesthetics, and geographies.

Application opens June 1 and closes June 30.

Those applicants selected for an interview will be notified by mid July. Interviews will be held July 15-July 31. Final decisions will be made by August 10. Mentorship begins late August 2021. This is at least a one-year commitment.

NO COST to the family due to a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board

Educators, please contact Alanna for application materials even if this program may not be a match for your students, as I am looking for community partners for this program.

Because somebody did it for me…

Contact Info

Alanna Morris-Van Tassel