Congratulations to the 2024 McKnight Choreographer and Dancer Fellows

Congratulations to the 2024 McKnight Choreographer Fellows and 2024 McKnight Dancer Fellows! McKnight Artist Fellowships deliver significant financial support to mid-career individuals whose work demonstrates artistic excellence. As a result, three Choreographer Fellows and three Dancer Fellows will individually receive $25,000 to set aside time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration to take advantage of an opportunity or work on a new project.

2024 McKnight Choreography Fellows
Vie Boheme
Chitra Vairavan
Pramila Vasudevan

Choreographer Selection Panel
Debby Kajiyama, Alameda, CA
jess pretty, Minneapolis, MN
Patrick Wakuakane, San Francisco, CA
Josette Wiggan, Los Angeles, CA

2024 McKnight Dancer Fellows
Alhassane “Sana” Bangoura
Kealoha Ferreira
Tumelo Khupe

Dancer Selection Panel
Lisa Berman, Saint Paul, MN
DeMarcus Akeem Suggs, Minneapolis, MN
Potri Ranka Manis Quean Nur, NYC
Jessica Tong, Brooklyn, NY

The McKnight Fellowships for Choreography and Dance are designed to enrich and strengthen our community by acknowledging the accomplishments of individual choreographers and dancers and providing for their artistic growth.

Guidelines for the 2025 McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers will be available in August 2024. See the full announcement.

Congratulations to the 2024 McKnight Choreographer and Dancer Fellows

Congratulations to the 2024 McKnight Choreographer Fellows and 2024 McKnight Dancer Fellows! McKnight Artist Fellowships deliver significant financial support to mid-career individuals whose work demonstrates artistic excellence. As a result, three Choreographer Fellows and three Dancer Fellows will individually receive $25,000 to set aside time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration to take advantage of an opportunity or work on a new project.

2024 McKnight Choreography Fellows
Vie Boheme
Chitra Vairavan
Pramila Vasudevan

Choreographer Selection Panel
jess pretty, Minneapolis, MN
Debby Kajiyama, Alameda, CA
Josette Wiggan, Los Angeles, CA
Patrick Wakuakane, San Francisco, CA

2024 McKnight Dancer Fellows
Alhassane “Sana” Bangoura
Kealoha Ferreira
Tumelo Khupe

Dancer Selection Panel
Lisa Berman, Saint Paul, MN
DeMarcus Akeem Suggs, Minneapolis, MN
Jessica Tong, Brooklyn, NY
Potri Ranka Manis Quean Nur, New York City, NY

The McKnight Fellowships for Choreography and Dance are designed to enrich and strengthen our community by acknowledging the accomplishments of individual choreographers and dancers and providing for their artistic growth.

Guidelines for the 2025 McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers will be available in August 2024. See the full announcement.

Balanced Body® Community Expansion Scholarship Program

Applications accepted only July 1-15, 2024

In collaboration with Balanced Body’s Diversity in Pilates initiatives, Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy now offers scholarships for our Pilates Teacher Training Program to qualified candidates!

The goal of the Balanced Body Community Expansion Scholarship Program is to increase the diversity of the Pilates profession by training teachers who come from Black and other underrepresented communities. Paragon is proud to be one of 22 Authorized Training Centers worldwide currently participating in this program!

Visit our website to learn more!

Balanced Body® Community Expansion Scholarship Program

Applications accepted only July 1-15, 2024

In collaboration with Balanced Body’s Diversity in Pilates initiatives, Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy now offers scholarships for our Pilates Teacher Training Program to qualified candidates!

The goal of the Balanced Body Community Expansion Scholarship Program is to increase the diversity of the Pilates profession by training teachers who come from Black and other underrepresented communities. Paragon is proud to be one of 22 Authorized Training Centers worldwide currently participating in this program!

Visit our website to learn more!

Balanced Body Community Expansion Scholarship Program

Applications accepted only July 1-15, 2024

In collaboration with Balanced Body’s Diversity in Pilates initiatives, Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy now offers scholarships for our Pilates Teacher Training Program to qualified candidates!

The goal of the Balanced Body Community Expansion Scholarship Program is to increase the diversity of the Pilates profession by training teachers who come from Black and other underrepresented communities. Paragon is proud to be one of 22 Authorized Training Centers worldwide currently participating in this program!
Visit our website to learn more!

Last Week to Apply for GreenRoom 2024

This is the last week to apply for GreenRoom 2024!

The Ordway’s GreenRoom is a paid, intensive training fellowship created by BIPOC artists to center and uplift underrepresented communities within musical theater.

Led by Ordway Director of Arts, Learning, and Community Engagement Maia Maiden, the educational program is open to Minnesota actors, dancers, and singers who are 18 years and older and interested in expanding their performing arts skills into musical theater.

Throughout the six-week program, 10 selected fellowship positions combine collaborative, experiential learning with 1-on-1 mentoring and coaching.

Applications accepted from February 27-April 5, 2024.
Program runs from July 2-August 20, 2024

Balanced Body Community Expansion Scholarship Program

Balanced Body Community Expansion Scholarship Program: Applications accepted only July 1-15, 2024

In collaboration with Balanced Body’s Diversity in Pilates initiatives, Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy now offers scholarships for our Pilates Teacher Training Program to qualified candidates!

The goal of the Balanced Body Community Expansion Scholarship Program is to increase the diversity of the Pilates profession by training teachers who come from Black and other underrepresented communities. Paragon is proud to be one of 22 Authorized Training Centers worldwide currently participating in this program!

Visit our website to learn more!

Apply for The Ordway’s GreenRoom 2024

The Ordway’s GreenRoom is a paid, intensive training fellowship created by BIPOC artists to center and uplift underrepresented communities within musical theater.

Led by Ordway Director of Arts, Learning, and Community Engagement Maia Maiden, the educational program is open to Minnesota actors, dancers, and singers who are 18 years and older and interested in expanding their performing arts skills into musical theater.

Throughout the six-week program, 10 selected fellowship positions combine collaborative, experiential learning with 1-on-1 mentoring and coaching.

Applications accepted from February 27-April 5, 2024.
Program runs from July 2-August 20, 2024.

Balanced Body Community Expansion Scholarship Program

Balanced Body Community Expansion Scholarship Program
Applications accepted only July 1-15, 2024.

In collaboration with Balanced Body’s Diversity in Pilates initiatives, Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy now offers scholarships for our Pilates Teacher Training Program to qualified candidates!

The goal of the Balanced Body Community Expansion Scholarship Program is to increase the diversity of the Pilates profession by training teachers who come from Black and other underrepresented communities. Paragon is proud to be one of 22 Authorized Training Centers worldwide currently participating in this program!

McKnight Fellowships in Dance and Choreography Application is Open

The full applications for McKnight Fellowships in Dance and Choreography are now open. This program intends to recognize and support dance artists living and working in Minnesota who are beyond early practice and demonstrate sustained accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence.

The final deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 3:00pm CST.
Please plan to prepare and submit your application early.

Fellowship Program guidelines and more information:
McKnight Fellowships for Dancers
McKnight Fellowship for Choreographers