APPRENTICESHIP
PROGRAM
SUMMER 2022

DATES
July 18th - 31st, 2022

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INHALE THE BEAUTY,
EXHALE THE UGLY

The Apprenticeship Program is back and is seeking to work with dancers between the ages of 18 - 24 for a two-week experience filled with masterclasses, repertoire, and the closing performance.  Dancers will work with the internationally renowned Artistic Director, Michael Nickerson-Rossi, and his company dancers to learn and perform three pieces from the company repertoire.

 

The venue includes Nickerson-Rossi's Dance House in Downtown Palm Springs, California.

 

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

 

Additionally, six guest masterclasses from Artistic Directors of other companies will teach during our Apprenticeship Program.

 

Lastly, dancers will have the opportunity to audition for a paid company position with Nickerson-Rossi Dance.

This Program is Accepting 15 dancers.

 

Program Days

July 18th - July 31st, 2022

 

Venue

Nickerson-Rossi's Dance House

Downtown Palm Springs, California

Technique

Modern

Ballet

Contemporary

Contemporary Partnering

Choreography/Composition

Structured Improve

Classes and Rep Rehearsals with

Michael Nickerson-Rossi

and Company

Master Classes with

6 additional Artistic Directors and Producers

Line-Up Released Soon

Performance

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Company Audition

Sunday, July 31st, 2022 

Palm Trees

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Monday,
July 18th

9am - 10:30am

Modern with

Michael Nickerson

 

15 minute break

 

10:45am - 12pm

Contemporary with

Chad Allen

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 4pm

New Work with Michael

Thursday,
July 21st

9am - 10:30am

Ballet with

Alessandra Di Pierro

 

15 minute break

 

10:45am - 12pm

Modern with

Micheal Nickerson

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 4pm

New Work with Michael

Sunday,
July 24th

Day of Rest

Wednesday,
July 27th

10am - 11:30am

Contemporary with

Samantha DeMarco

 

15 minute break

 

11:45pm - 2:30pm

NRD Rep 1

 

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Break

 

3:30pm - 6pm

NRD Rep 2

Saturday,
July 30th

9am call time

 

10am - 2pm

Show run and rehearsal

 

5pm call time

 

6pm - 7:30pm show

Tuesday,
July 19th

9am - 10:30am

Ballet with

Alessandra Di Pierro

 

15 minute break

 

10:45am - 12pm

Modern with

Micheal Nickerson

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 4pm

New Work with Michael

Friday,
July 22nd

9am - 10:30am

Guest 1

 

15 minute break

 

10:45am - 12pm

Guest Class 2

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 4pm

New Work with Michael

Monday,
July 25th

10am - 11:30am

Ballet with

Hailee Whiddon

 

15 minute break

 

11:45pm - 2:30pm

NRD Rep 1

 

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Break

 

3:30pm - 6pm

NRD Rep 2

Thursday,
July 28th

9am - 10:30am

Guest 5

 

15 minute break

 

10:45am - 1:30pm

NRD Rep 1

 

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Break

 

2:30pm - 5pm

NRD Rep 2

Sunday,
July 31st

2pm - 4pm

Company Audition

Wednesday,
July 20th

9am - 10:30am

Modern with

Michael Nickerson

 

15 minute break

 

10:45am - 12pm

Contemporary with

Chad Allen

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 4pm

New Work with Michael

Saturday,
July 23rd

9am - 10:30am

Guest Class 3

 

15 minute break

 

10:45am - 12pm

Guest Class 4

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 4pm

New Work with Michael

Tuesday,
July 26th

10am - 11:30am

Modern with

Marissa Andresky

 

15 minute break

 

11:45pm - 2:30pm

NRD Rep 1

 

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Break

 

3:30pm - 6pm

NRD Rep 2

Friday,
July 29th

9am - 10:15am

Guest 6

 

15 minute break

 

10:30am - 12:45pm

NRD Rep 1

 

12:45pm - 2:30pm

Break

 

2:30pm - 5pm

NRD Rep 2

FACULTY

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Michael Nickerson-Rossi

Artistic Director
of Nickerson-Rossi Dance

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Chad Allen Ortiz

Executive Director of
Nickerson-Rossi Dance

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Alessandra Di Pierro

Faculty of
Palm Springs Dance Academy

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Marissa Andresky

Company Dancer of
Nickerson-Rossi Dance

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Samantha DeMarco

Company Dancer of
Nickerson-Rossi Dance

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Hailee Whiddon

Company Dancer of
Nickerson-Rossi Dance

GUEST INSTRUCTORS
Released Soon...

PRICING

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

$2,125

INCLUDES

 

+ 22.5 hours of classes

+ 32.5 hours of repertoire rehearsals

+ 11 NRD Company Masterclasses

+ 6 Guest Master Classes from Artistic Directors & College Professors

+ Dance the NRD Repertoire

+ Professional Photo & Video Shoot for Demos and Reels

+ Closing Performance

+ Audition for a paid position with NRD

Apprenticeship Program Application
Jun 30, 11:59 PM
Online Application Due
Nickerson-Rossi Dance is accepting 15 dancers for our 2022 apprenticeship program in Palm Springs, California. Submission closes June 30th, 2022 unless the program sales out before this scheduled date.
 

"My journey with NRD started through the apprenticeship program in 2013. I never knew it would lead me to tour internationally with the company, owning a dance studio, managing a dance theater, and working with other incredible artists in the dance industry. 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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