Launched in 2018, the BalletX Dance Fellowship is a competitive, season-long training program designed to take artistic development to the next level.
Dance Fellows shadow the BalletX company as they learn world premiere choreography, perform in outdoor/indoor Pop Ups 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.
The Fellowship runs for a minimum of 35 weeks, from September through May each year, with a standard schedule of 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Fellows receive a weekly stipend.
Shawn is an emerging performing artist hailing from Tampa Bay, FL, where he attended Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School. He continued his studies in Pittsburgh PA at the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University, where he received his Bachelor in Fine Arts. During this time he was given opportunities to perform works by Garfield Lemonious, Jae Man Joo, Kiesha Lalama, Jennifer Archibald, Jose Limon, Jason Mcdole, Amy Hall Garner, Robert Priorie, Edwaard Liang, and Camille A. Brown.