Mentorship/Coaching Program Open for Young Dance Professionals – Application Opens July 18, Deadline - August 19

Applications for the I A.M. Arts (formerly Alanna Morris-Van Tassel Productions) Mentorship/Coaching program opens Monday, July 18 and closes Friday, August 19. This program is a one-year mentorship open to a young professional entering their junior year of high school Fall 2022 and graduating in the class of 2024. This program is for a self-driven, self-motivated, and focused young female dancer of color looking to pursue a career in dance. The mentee will work with I A.M. Arts Artistic Director and independent dancer-choreographer Alanna Morris on post-secondary school/college-preparedness as well as life and business skills. 

This mentorship includes research on scholarships; a solo dance commission (for auditions and scholarships); college essay review and editorial assistance; and letters of recommendation as needed. The mentee will have access to Alanna’s global network of dance artists, including top educators at leading educational institutions, directors, dancers and choreographers working in a multiplicity of backgrounds – companies as well as freelance – encompassing a wide range of aesthetics, and geographies.

To apply, complete an application form, including a reference from an educator or dance professional – name and contact information only, no letter is required – and a resume.

Application opens July 18 and closes August 19.
Applicants selected for an interview will be notified by late August.
Interviews will be held August 22-26.
decisions will be made by September 2.
Mentorship begins September 5, 2022-August 31, 2023.
This is at least a one-year commitment. Though the program officially ends in August, Alanna commits to be an on-going resource for the mentee as long as it is desired.

To meet with Alanna to discuss the program’s fit for your students or to bring Alanna to your school site, please visit:

Contact Info

Alanna Morris
Deadline: August 19, 2022