Fellowship Overview

The Resident Fellowship is our core offering for scholars and artists of all disciplines to develop projects that expand the way we think about the history, practice, and performance of dance. Past fellows have come from wide-ranging disciplines such as history, design, philosophy, visual arts, and more. Fellows 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 the time to pursue rigorous work. Fellows also gain new colleagues and a broad community of scholars and artists, two communities that do not often meet.


For the 2022-23 academic year, we have changed our selection process, and will no longer be accepting open applications.

Going forward, fellows will be nominated by a committee of artists and scholars. Fellows will be selected for their interest in cross-disciplinary collaboration, demonstrated contributions in their area of expertise, and the extent to which CBA can support a current project.

If you would like The Center to be aware of your work, you may fill out this form. Please note this is not an application for the fellowship. We look forward to learning more.

Fellowship Award Includes

Access to CBA’s community of 210+ artists and scholars

Use of CBA's dance studio, offices, and conference rooms

Valeria Solomonoff

A monthly stipend

Housing, as needed and available

Paul Castles and Mkhululi Mabija seminar at The Center for Ballet and the Arts, Monday, December 12, 2018. Photo by Erin Baiano.

Round trip transportation to and from New York City

Marina Harss, Freelance dance writer and translator.

J-1 visa facilitation