HSDC will select 4-6 dancers from the EXPLORE and CREATE Summer Intensive programs to join the company for a world premiere creation process through a week-long residency during the 2024-2025 season. During the Fellows Program, participants will dance alongside the company, providing an exclusive opportunity for dancers to experience firsthand what it takes to be part of a professional dance company. Dancers will also gain valuable insights into the creative process, experiencing the creation of a new work by one of HSDC’s choreographers.

The Summer Intensive Fellows Program is an unprecedented opportunity for top-performing dancers from our EXPLORE and CREATE Summer Intensive programs to immerse themselves in the world of a professional contemporary dance company. It provides an excellent stepping stone for students who are serious about pursuing a career in dance by offering connections with industry professionals and the chance to develop the skills and creativity necessary to confidently launch a professional dance career.


Dancers who are already registered for the 2024 EXPLORE or CREATE programs will automatically be considered for the Fellows Program. No separate registration or audition is required.


Dates of the Fellows Program during the 2024-2025 season are dependent upon choreographer creation schedules and may occur during the spring or fall. This cohort of artists will range between 4 and 6 dancers; 2-3 of the top-performing dancers from the EXPLORE program, and 2-3 of the top-performing dancers from the CREATE program. Fellows who are selected will each receive a stipend of $500 to contribute to their travel and housing costs.