CBA is designed to accomplish two things: first, to bring to the art of ballet new ideas and the full resources of a major research university; second, to bring ballet into the university as a serious subject of study and research—to define it as a field in the history of culture.
While ballet remains at the core of our mission, CBA’s inherently multidisciplinary nature has led us to grow up around and beyond it: we have become an international research institute for the performing arts organized around dance.
The CBA Fellowship Program awards residencies to artists and scholars across disciplines to work on projects that expand the way we think about the history, practice, and performance of dance. Applicants are not required to be experts in ballet or dance, but must have an interest in engaging with the art. The fellowship provides space, a stipend, and time to pursue rigorous work. Fellows also gain new colleagues and a broad community of artists and scholars, two communities that do not often meet.
Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance
Fellowship for the Study of Russia and Ballet
Work with our fellows
On occasion, CBA Fellows seek to work with artists. They may utilize our artistic collaborator database to make these connections.
Complete this questionnaire if you would like to be listed. You may be contacted if there is a fit with a particular project.
CBA may facilitate an introduction. However, placement, payment, and all other details are to be coordinated with the CBA Fellow. Completion of this form does not guarantee placement.
Questions? Please contact Courtney Sams (email@example.com).