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Accepting applications until Dec 19th!
Spend four days with Boston Dance Theater's core members and experience the company's creative process.

2023 Winter Immersion Project

January 3-6, 2023

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"After this week I just wanna keep dancing. Thank you for helping me get my groove back!"

Summer 2020 Participant (Repertory focus)

"BDT created such a special and inclusive environment for us to explore and learn new ideas  and perspectives. I felt enabled to discover deeper parts of myself as an artist and human and for the I am so grateful!"

WIP 2019 Participant (Choreography focus)

"[The Immersion Project] allowed me to work on myself as a choreographer, a dancer & as a person... I was put outside of my personal boundaries, practices, and habits physically, intellectually, and emotionally..." 

WIP 2018 Participant (Choreography focus)

"...I was challenged and it gave me insight on how much passion goes into this company."

SIP 2018 Participant (Performance focus)


BDT's Immersion Projects are designed as a rigorous training experiences for motivated dancers, ages 18 and older, within a professional contemporary dance company environment. Participants will study, rehearse, create, and perform with co-artistic director Jessie Jeanne Stinnett and members of the company. All students will take daily class taught by current company members.

All Boston Dance Theater Immersion Projects can also be used as an audition for BDT's Trainee Program, Apprentice, or Core Member positions.


The Winter Immersion Project (WIP) normally takes place during the first week of January. WIP is a choreography-based workshop for dancers to learn, create, and experiment with new movement material through the exploration of composition and choreographic tools that come from a variety of practices. Practices shared/taught at WIP draw from BDT's artistic processes and are facilitated by current Core Members.


The Summer Immersion Project (SIP) is held each summer. SIP offers dancers the opportunity to train in morning technique classes and learn selections from BDT's impressive repertoire of works by acclaimed national and international choreographers.


The Creation Immersion Project (CIP) is held infrequently and serves as an opportunity to bring dancers from outside of BDT into a creation process with BDT Co-Director & Choreographer Jessie Jeanne Stinnett. This research and process-oriented project is aimed specifically at professional dancers and artists. Stinnett focuses on collaborating with participants on equal footing in small groups. 


Winter Immersion Project -- January 3-6, 2023


Dance Complex at Canal (650 E Kendall St, Cambridge, MA. Closest MBTA Station is "Kendall/MIT" on the Red Line.)

Application Deadline

December 19, 2022

Tuition & Fees

$450 + No application fee 

(does not include meals or housing)

Who Should Apply

Students and professionals ages 18 years and older who wish to jumpstart or expand their own dance making process through the practice of choreographic and compositional tools. Participants will engage in solo research and also have the opportunity to set work on other WIP participants. Applicants must have an interest in expanding compositional expertise through advanced improvisational tasks, used to generate movement material. It is highly recommended that prospective participants research the choreographers whose works are part of the company's repertory before completing the application.

Faculty + Company


Sample Schedule

9:30-12:00 -- Choreographic Toolbox Session

12:00-12:45 -- Lunch

12:45-1:00 -- Prep Time 

1:00-2:30 -- Rehearsal + 1:1 Mentoring 

2:30-3:30 -- Showings

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