Preprofessional

Preprofessional Performance Opportunities

Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance Company invites advanced dancers ages 16+ to work with our second company, CoMo II, in technique classes & rehearsals. A preprofessional position with CoMo Dance is the perfect supplement to traditional studio training and a way to get a head start on college-level modern dance experience. CoMo Preprofessionals are provided with opportunities to learn choreography from local and national guest artists. Dues are $25/month and include access to all CoMo Dance technique classes and workshops. Learn more about our audition process.

Internships

Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance Company seeks unpaid interns to work with the company in evening rehearsals. Interns will be provided with technique class & rehearsals and will dance alongside our second company, CoMo II. Based on career plans, CoMo Interns will be given a relevant project to aid in their professional development. This is the perfect opportunity for current college students (or high school seniors seeking direction for their college decision). From teaching opportunities, intensive training, to arts administration experiences — CoMo works with each intern on their goals and interests. Learn more about our audition process.

Questions? Contact us at info@comodance.org or 614-702-7090.


Application Open: Summer 2018 Emerging Choreographer Residency

What: Opportunity to reset your choreography on the Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance Company. If selected, your work would be performed at one of the company's upcoming performances at the Abbey Theatre of Dublin.

Selection Process: All video submissions will be reviewed by our adjudication panel: Company director, Laura Puscas; Board President, Kelsey Morozow; and CoMo II Director, Caroline Martin. One emerging choreographer will be selected if the work is a good fit with our company dynamic.

When: A series of three 1.5 hour weeknight rehearsals or two 2-hour weekend rehearsals in July or August 2018 to reset your choreography. You should be prepared to reset the full work within approximately 3-8 hours of rehearsal. Please plan to provide lighting direction and costume ideas. Weekly company rehearsals are Tues & Thurs from 8:30-10pm and Wed from 8-10pm at Dublin Dance Center & Gymnastics. We can work with your schedule & the company schedule to find a weekend or weeknight to rehearse at DDC or downtown at the Galbreath Pavilion.

Stipend: A $100 stipend will be awarded to the selected choreographer. If you are selected as CoMo's Summer 2018 Emerging Choreographer, you will also be awarded 2 comp tickets to the performance to view your work.

To Apply:

  • Submit a performance or rehearsal video to info@comodance.org.
    Choreography should be 3-10 minutes in length, though works outside this range will still be considered. Cast size can be variable in the video, but the piece should be able to be performed with 1-12 female professional dancers. Genre should be modern/contemporary dance or a complementary style.

  • Include a headshot & dance resume.
    If you don't have a resume, now is a great time to create one! Or, we will also accept a playbill biography paragraph explaining your dance experience.

  • Eligible applicants should be current undergraduate or graduate college students (or trained dancers of equivalent age/experience level).
    Please list your current year in school, major/minor, and educational institution. If you are not a student, please include a sentence about why you consider yourself an "emerging" artist.

  • Application Fee: $0
    At CoMo Dance, it's part of our mission that everyone should Be Included. Feel free to submit your work to our adjudicators. All submission will receive a personal response and feedback on your work. We value your time & artistry, and thank you for your submission.

  • Deadline: Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2018.

Past Recipients

  • January 2018: Hannah Williamson
    Wright State University BFA in Dance, MamLuft&Co Company Dancer