Mentorship Program

Apply To Be A PointePeople Mentee

Are you…
  • A young, aspiring dancer between the ages of 12-18, passionate about the #FeelGoodDanceBetter movement of PointePeople?
  • Looking to connect with a network of like-minded, motivated students and professional dancers around the world?
  • Seeking additional guidance on your technique and career path from professional dancers who have extensive experience?

If this sounds like you, keep scrolling.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

PointePeople is looking for driven, enthusiastic dance students to be paired up for one-to-one mentorship with some of the very best professional artists in the world to learn how to take care of their bodies and minds as young artists, as well as improve their dance technique.

In this completely free, application based program, you’ll gain valuable insight into the life of what it's like to be a professional artist while also receiving monthly one-to-one training from the comfort of your home.

 PointePeople Mentees can apply to be mentored for the Fall Semester (September 8, 2020 - December 31, 2020)

 

HOW MENTEES ARE SELECTED

We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive group of Mentees & Mentors. PointePeople Mentees are selected by PointePeople in collaboration with Mentors. We assess you on a number of criteria including, but not limited to, your goals for the semester and career aspirations. Moreover, to make this a successful relationship between a Mentor and Mentee, we lean on our Mentors to determine who will be the best match for them at that time. As the list of Mentors is limited and the application process is competitive, we highly encourage those who are not selected the first time to continue to apply for future semesters.

What is NOT part of the selection criteria is the following: race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or disability or body type. Additionally, we do not choose Mentees based on their social media following. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work collaboratively with your Mentor to schedule monthly meetings
  • Attend virtual Master Classes with Mentors
  • Uphold the PointePeople brand honorably on social media through your words and actions

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be between the ages of 12-18 as of December 31, 2020
  • Capable of (and excited to) work well virtually with your Mentor
  • Highly motivated to improve and enthusiastic about dance
  • Interested in all things dance
  • Avid follower of the PointePeople community

 

PERKS

  • Receive one virtual private with your Mentor per month (4 total)
  • Have "Coffee Chats" with your Mentor via Zoom (4 total)
  • Expand your network in the dance world by taking class with other PointePeople Mentees
  • Build lifetime friendships with talented professionals in your industry

 

OUR FALL 2020 MENTORS

CLASSICAL BALLET MENTORSHIP

Sara Adams, Soloist, New York City Ballet

Raven Barkley, Company Member, Charlotte Ballet

Elizabeth Lamont, Soloist, Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Ever Larson, Apprentice, Colorado Ballet

Chisako Oga, Soloist, Boston Ballet

Christine Shevchenko, Principal, American Ballet Theatre

Amanda Smith, Company Member, Dance Theatre of Harlem

Julia Rust, Company Member, Joffrey Ballet

Sasha De Sola, Principal, San Francisco Ballet

 

CONTEMPORARY BALLET MENTORSHIP

Candy Tong, Company Member, Complexions

 

CONTEMPORARY & CHOREOGRAPHY MENTORSHIP

Rena Butler, Choreographer & Company Member, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

 

JAZZ & PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUE MENTORSHIP

Taeler Cyrus, Broadway Artist

 

The application process is now closed. Check back in November 2020 for the Winter 2021 application!

If you have any questions, please email us at hello@pointepeople.com

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