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APPRENTICESHIP 2024 
JULY 29th - AUGUST 3rd

The Apprenticeship Program is back and is seeking to work with dancers between the ages of 17 - 24 for a week filled with masterclasses, repertoire, and the closing performance.  Dancers will work with Artistic Director, Michael Nickerson-Rossi, and his company dancers to learn and perform original NRD Repertoire and a new work set on the apprenticeship cohert.

 

Located at Nickerson-Rossi's Dance House in Downtown Palm Springs, California.

 

Classes offered in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Composition, and Partnering.

Dancers will be reviewed for a paid company position with Nickerson-Rossi Dance after the completion of this program.

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SCHEDULE

Monday,
July 29th

9am - 12pm

Class

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 3pm

Choreography 1

 

3:15pm - 5:15pm

Choreography 2

Thursday,
Aug 1st

9am - 12pm

Class

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 3pm

Choreography 1

 

3:15pm - 5:15pm

Choreography 2

Tuesday,
July 30th

9am - 12pm

Class

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 3pm

Choreography 1

 

3:15pm - 5:15pm

Choreography 2

Friday,
Aug 2nd

 

 

1pm - 3pm

Choreography 1

 

3:15pm - 5:15pm

Choreography 2

Wednesday,
July 31st

9am - 12pm

Class

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 3pm

Choreography 1

 

3:15pm - 5:15pm

Choreography 2

Saturday,
Aug 3rd

 

 

 

2pm - 4pm

Dress Run

 

5:30pm - 6:45pm

Show 1

 

7:30pm - 8:45pm

Show 2 (TBD)

FACULTY of NICKERSON-ROSSI

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Michael Nickerson-Rossi

Artistic Director
of Nickerson-Rossi Dance

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Cristina McKeever-Chaney

Faculty of
Nickerson-Rossi Dance

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Chad Allen Ortiz

Executive Director of
Nickerson-Rossi Dance

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Corey Levine

Company Dancer of
Nickerson-Rossi Dance

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INHALE THE BEAUTY,
EXHALE THE UGLY

This program is accepting up to 15 dancers.

 

Program Days

July 29th - August 3rd, 2024

 

Venue

Nickerson-Rossi's Dance House

Downtown Palm Springs, California

Technique

Modern

Ballet

Contemporary

Contemporary Partnering

Choreography/Composition

Classes and Rep Rehearsals with

Michael Nickerson-Rossi

Chad Allen Ortiz

Cristina McKeever

Corey Levine

and Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company

Performance

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024

PRICING

Apprenticeship Program
(Must submit online to be approved for program)

$1,500

INCLUDES

 

+ 12 hours of classes

+ 20 hours of repertoire rehearsals

+ NRD Company Masterclasses

+ Dance the NRD Repertoire

+ Original work set by Michael Nickerson-Rossi with the company dancers

+ Professional Photo & Videos from Performance for Demos and Reels

+ Closing Performance

Apprenticeship Program Application
Apprenticeship Program Application
Application Closes May 30th, 2024
Online Application Closes May 30th, 2024
Nickerson-Rossi Dance is accepting up to 12 dancers for our 2024 apprenticeship program in Palm Springs, California. Submission closes on May 30th, 2024 unless the class cap is reached before the scheduled date.
Submit

"My journey with NRD started through the apprenticeship program in 2013. I never knew it would lead me to work so far into this organization, beyond being a dancer. The first step is what leads you to your desired future. It's right in front of you."

Chad Ortiz

Executive Director

of Nickerson-Rossi Dance

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"There has always been a strong desire for me as a dancer to immerse myself in new professional settings to further enhance my training and develop my career as a professional dancer.
Having recently moved to the West Coast, the apprenticeship program by Nickerson Rossi Dance offered just that. The program consisted of classes, rehearsals, photoshoots, performance experience, and more, which allowed opportunity for dancers to participate in a program that closely represents the life of a dancer working for a professional company."

Marissa Andresky

Company Dancer

of Nickerson-Rossi Dance

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"Creation doesn't happen without knowledge. 5 years ago I had the opportunity to take a masterclass with Nickerson-Rossi Dance. I realized very quickly how much they had to offer to the dance world, and I knew I had to be involved in some way. Taking the apprenticeship program challenged my movement, thought processes, and understanding of dance and how it relates to real world applications. I was and still am impressed with the care, outlook, and business functions of the Company. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to attend the apprenticeship program, for they treated everyone with bold respect; they truly cared about the artistry and drive of each participant. This program proved to me that there are companies who are reaching far beyond what is expected in the dance industry and I am proud to be a part of it."

Corey Levine

Company Dancer

of Nickerson-Rossi Dance

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