The CBA Fellowship Program invites artists and scholars to The Center to develop self-directed projects that expand the way we think about ballet’s history, practice, and performance. Fellows come from a multitude of disciplines and bring a breadth of experience to the residency. They are not required to be experts in ballet. The Fellowship provides time for fellows to do their work and a place to share their expertise and thinking with each other.

Resident Fellowship

  • Overview

    The CBA Fellowship Program invites artists and scholars to The Center to develop self-directed projects that expand the way we think about ballet’s history, practice, and performance in the 21st century. Our fellows come from a multitude of disciplines and bring a breadth of experience to the residency. The drive that unites our fellows is an impulse to share their time, relationships, and expertise to enrich one another’s thinking and projects.

    The Resident Fellowship is our core offering for scholars and artists of all disciplines. The program provides fellows with a stipend, access to studio and office space, an apartment in some cases and time away from daily life to focus on their specified project – a book, a ballet, a film, a digital lecture series or other work of their imagining related in some way to ballet. Fellows can work alone or artists and scholars can apply to work collaboratively.

    Note: The Resident Fellowship is contingent upon renewed funding.

Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance

  • Overview

    The CBA Fellowship Program invites artists and scholars to The Center to develop self-directed projects that expand the way we think about ballet’s history, practice, and performance. Fellows come from a multitude of disciplines and bring a breadth of experience to the residency. They are not required to be experts in ballet. The Fellowship provides time for fellows to do their work and a place to share their expertise and thinking with each other.

    The Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance is a unique fellowship designed for women creators (e.g. choreographers, composers) that promotes broader gender equity in the field of dance. The program provides fellows with a stipend, access to studio and office space, an apartment in some cases and time away from daily life to focus on their specified project – a ballet, a score or other work of their imagining related in some way to ballet.

Fellowship for the Study of Russia and Ballet

  • Overview

    The CBA Fellowship Program invites artists and scholars to The Center to develop self-directed projects that expand the way we think about ballet’s history, practice, and performance. Fellows come from a multitude of disciplines and bring a breadth of experience to the residency. They are not required to be experts in ballet. The Fellowship provides time for fellows to do their work and a place to share their expertise and thinking with each other.

    The Fellowship for the Study of Russia and Ballet is an opportunity for scholars working on projects at the intersection of Russia and ballet. The program provides fellows with a stipend, access to studio and office space, an apartment in some cases and time away from daily life to focus on their specified project – a book, a ballet, a film, a digital lecture series or other work of their imagining related in some way to ballet.

    This fellowship is awarded jointly by CBA and the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.

Director’s Fellowship

  • Overview

    The Director’s Fellowship gives a CBA residency to artists, scholars, and practitioners who have made significant contributions to the field of ballet. Director’s Fellows receive access to CBA’s studio and office spaces, NYU’s academic resources, and a stipend to pursue projects of the fellow’s own imagining. While in residence, Director’s Fellows share their perspective and expertise to further deepen the artistic and scholarly work emerging from CBA.

    The fellowships are given at the discretion of CBA’s Founder and Director, Jennifer Homans.

    Fall 2018: Allegra Kent

    Spring 2019: Joseph V. Melillo

Artistic Partnership Initiative

  • Overview

    The Artistic Partnership Initiative is a joint venture between The Center and professional dance companies around the world to advance the art of choreography. Fellows are awarded a 3-4 week residency to develop new work with the full resources of The Center and NYU. API Fellows are selected by their companies’ artistic directors for their notable choreographic potential.

Timeline & Key Dates

Aug 1, 2018
Application opens (Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Season)
Sept 18, 2018
Information session (in-person)
Oct 4, 2018
Information session (webinar)
Oct 9, 2018
Information session (in-person)
Nov 6, 2018
Information session (in-person)
Nov 15, 2018
Information session (webinar)
Dec 1, 2018 at 9:00am EST
Application closes
March 1, 2019
Applicants notified

Work with our fellows

On occasion, CBA Fellows seek to work with local dancers.  They may utilize our internal dancer database to make these connections.

Complete this questionnaire if you would like to be listed in our internal database of New York-based dancers. You may be contacted if there is a fit with a particular project.

Questions?  Please contact Sabrina Yudelson at sby1@nyu.edu.