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.

Currently, we offer three fellowships:

Resident Fellowship
Our core offering for scholars and artists of all disciplines.

Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance
A fellowship designed for women creators (e.g. composers, choreographers) that promotes broader gender equity in the field of dance.

Fellowship for the Study of Russia and Ballet
An opportunity for scholars working on projects at the intersection of Russia and ballet. This fellowship is awarded jointly by CBA and the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.

If you are interested in learning more about the CBA Fellowship Program, we encourage you to join us at one of our in-person or online information sessions. If you have questions about CBA’s Fellowship Program or the application process, please email