Dance Fellowship

BalletX’s Dance Fellowship program offers up to four pre-professional dancers each season a salaried contract to learn and grow alongside our company dancers.

About The Program

Through classes, one-on-one mentorship, and world premiere commissions, BalletX trains its Fellows to be versatile and emotive, develop a strong work ethic, hone technical skills, and approach their art with a willingness and freedom to experiment, learn, and collaborate.


  • 40-Week Salaried Professional Contract
  • Training and Mentorship by BalletX Artistic Team
  • Performance Opportunities

Eligible dancers are invited to apply for the Dance Fellowship after attending a BalletX Intensive or Company Audition.



To be eligible for the BalletX Dance Fellowship, dancers must meet the following requirements:

Have less than three years’ professional dance experience

Be at least 18 years of age

Be able to legally work in the United States for the duration of the Fellowship

Dance Fellows

2021-2022 DANCE FELLOW

Daniel Cho

Daniel Cho graduated with a BA in Dance and Education from Swarthmore College. He trained at the BalletX Summer Intensive as well as the Alonzo King LINES Training Program, where he performed works by Alonzo King, Sidra Bell, Shannon Gillen, Alex Ketley, Maurya Kerr, and Gregory Dawson. Daniel danced professionally for Verb Ballets and performed as Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet" at the National Theater in Havana, Cuba. He is a contributing writer for Dance Magazine.

2021-2022 DANCE FELLOW

Taraja Hudson

Taraja Hudson began her training at the age of three in San Antonio, Texas under the direction of Susan and Karin Connally at San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet. She graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, class of 2020. While at the Conservatory, Hudson studied with renowned choreographers such as Ronald K. Brown, Darrell Grand Moultrie, and Dam Van Hyun.

2021-2022 DANCE FELLOW

Annika Kuo

Annika grew up in central New Jersey and began her extensive dance training at Princeton Ballet School, also known as American Repertory Ballet (ARB). She studied classical ballet, pointe, and pas de deux for 12 years. Annika also had the opportunity to study with renowned teachers such as Maria Youskevitch, Kathleen Moore, and Aydmara Cabrera.

2021-2022 DANCE FELLOW

Alexandra Policaro

Alexandra was born and raised in Northern Virginia until moving to New York City at the age of 16 to train at The Ailey School. She received a scholarship from the Kennedy Center to attend Ailey’s Junior Division program, while receiving her high school education at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS).


The Dance Fellowship Program is generously funded by

Lead Sponsors
Support Sponsors