About the Fellows Program

The Fellows program invites scholars and artists from the fields of ballet and its related arts and sciences to work at the Center on their own scholarly and/or artistic projects. 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 in collaboration.


Resident Fellowship – for scholars and artists from ballet and its related arts and sciences

Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Choreographers – for early to mid-career female choreographers interested in creating new work

Fellowship for the Study of Russia and Ballet – a collaboration between the Center for Ballet and the Arts and the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia  – for scholars working on a topic that relates to both Russia and ballet

Key Dates:
  • August 1, 2017: Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 fellowship application opens.
  • December 1, 2017: Application closes.
  • February 1, 2018: Applicants notified of review committee’s decision.

Fellows are in residence for 1 to 4 months.

  • Fall semester: mid-September to mid-December
  • Spring semester: mid-January to mid-May
Application Components:
  • An online application form (available August 1, 2017)
  • CV or resume (3 page limit)
  • 2 work samples
  • 3 letters of recommendation (2 required and 1 optional)

All materials must be submitted via the online application portal. All materials including letters of recommendations must be submitted by December 1st.

Selection Process:

Alumni fellows of the Center for Ballet and the Arts are not eligible to apply.

A review committee representing a variety of disciplines in the arts and humanities will review the applications and make recommendations for fellowship awards.

Information Sessions:

Please join us for one of our Fellowship Open Houses to learn more about the program.

Wednesday, May 24, 6 PM

Wednesday, September 13, 6 PM

Wednesday, October 11, 6 PM

Wednesday, November 8, 6 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on the Fellows program please contact Andrea Salvatore at andrea.salvatore@nyu.edu.