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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

Launched in 2018, the BalletX Dance Fellowship is a season-long training program designed to take artistic development to the next level.
BalletX Dance Fellows shadow the BalletX company as they learn world premiere choreography, perform in community pop up performances across Philadelphia, and work closely with BalletX artistic and education staff to build their resumes, reels, and networks. While the Dance Fellowship is not a stepping stone into the BalletX company, it is an opportunity for emerging artists to expand their experience and define their goals as they transition into the professional world.
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

2023-2024 DANCE FELLOW

Marco Lorenzo-Giguere

Marco Lorenzo-Giguere was born in Washington DC. He trained at the Washington School of Ballet and later at Saint Paul’s School. He has attended summer training programs at American Ballet Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, Juilliard, and Royal Danish Ballet. Marco is a rising junior at Columbia University, studying dance and neuroscience.

2023-2024 DANCE FELLOW

Olivia Winston

Olivia Winston is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah and received her early classical ballet training in the Ballet West Academy Professional Training Division. She is a recent graduate of the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program where she performed works by choreographers including Alonzo King, Mike Tyus, Keelan Whitmore, Moscelyne ParkeHarrison, Gregory Dawson, David Harvey, Chuck Wilt, Carmen Rozestraten, and Kayla Farrish. While in the Bay Area, she also had the opportunity to perform with dawsondancesf, tinypistol, and ZiRu Dance. Olivia has attended intensives at BalletX, Hubbard Street, LINES, Complexions, American Ballet Theater, Houston Ballet, and Ballet West/ArtÉmotion.


The Dance Fellowship Program is generously funded by

Lead Sponsors
Support Sponsors