For Prospective Choreographers
DDP is looking for forward-thinking, creative problem-solvers to explore the next step in dance’s evolution. Our platform provides choreographers an innovative opportunity to create works with dancers across the nation while gaining exposure for their work in an online medium.
We know firsthand, however, that artists can’t live on exposure alone. We prioritize compensating our artists, with proceeds from ticket sales going to dancers and choreographers before anything else. Participating choreographers will receive payment based on ticket sales after the screening for which they present new works.
Who we’re looking for
Choreographers with a minimum of two years choreographing on professional or advanced dancers. At this time, DDP is only able to accept artists within the U.S.
How to apply
- Click the button at the bottom of this page to fill out our Choreographer Application.
- Current professionals who are interested in participating both as a dancer and a choreographer may check the appropriate box on the Dancer Application or fill out both applications to provide more extensive experience.
- Our team will review your application. If you are accepted, we will send on-boarding materials to complete online and our current roster of dancers.
What the process looks like
Getting started: We’re here to help hash out the logistics of your dancers, your preferred virtual process (we recommend Zoom), and your rehearsal period.
Rehearsing with your dancers: Once you’re set up, we’ll leave you to it! Our goal is to facilitate the rehearsal process without dictating your vision, empowering you to take ownership of this new, digital medium.
We’ll send a “Details of the Work” form about halfway through the process to collect all the information you’d like to share in our digital program
Tackling tech(nology) week: Once you’re done rehearsing, tech week is your collaborative process with the dancers to film and edit the work. At this time, choreographers are responsible for working with dancers on costuming, locations, and filming.
Marketing and screening the show: As you’re finishing your dance film, we’ll be busy behind the scenes preparing Crowdcast, our screening platform, and marketing the show. We’ll continue to partner with you on social media promotions in the week leading up to the screening.
Enjoying the show: All the hard work is done! We provide you and your immediate household with a complimentary ticket to the show so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy.
Can I use my own dancers?
It depends! At this time, we cap our total number of artists (dancers and choreographers combined) at 20 per screening. This ensures that ongoing DDP dancers have the opportunity to perform while also making sure that we don’t spread ticket revenues too thin.
If we find that we will have openings for an upcoming screening, we will let choreographers know first! At that time, we welcome your recommended dancers to apply through our website.
Your recommendation will weigh heavily in their favor, but we are seeking team-oriented dancers interested in developing a working relationship with DDP.
All dancer applicants must be 18+ with a minimum of 2 years professional experience (second company and apprentice levels or higher)
Can I use any music?
Given the high visibility of works posted online, we require that all choreographers have the rights to the music they plan to use. To find out more about the help we can provide through Audiio, visit our Music Use Resource Guide.