GDC MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS

GIORDANO DANCE COLLEGE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
GUIDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF DANCERS

If selected to be a mentee, you will be given an opportunity to intimately explore the resources, advice, and support from a GDC company member (Mentor) to better equip your transition from college to the professional dance arena. GDCMP was established to develop relationships that will bridge the next generation of young dancers with GDC’s professional team. In addition, GDCMP allows each mentor and mentee the chance to create an experience that is worthwhile and enriching. Mentees receive a unique opportunity to perform a piece of GDC repertoire at the annual June workshop.​

2022 Mentees

Charles Palmer-University of Arizona 
Jayden Daly-University of Arizona
Cate Cerny-University of Arizona 
Emma Armstrong-Point Park University  
Armani Colon-John Hopkins 
Ariana Bereolos-Western Michigan University

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MENTEES RECEIVE 

FaceTime sessions with Mentor (Giordano Dance Chicago Company Member)

Opportunity to shadow your mentor while in Chicago & take GDC company class

Backstage Experience at a home season performance

Full Scholarship to GDC Workshop

Conversation with GDC’s Artistic Team & Mentor

THE LIGHT AWARD
AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHINE

The Light Award was established to recognize a young dancer who best embodies the spirit, the energy and exemplifies the polished characteristics of a Giordano dancer. Through this award, we encourage your growth as an aspiring dancer.

 

As a Light Award recipient you are given an opportunity to explore the resources, advice, and support from GDC that will aide your transition from high school to college. Light Award recipients will have the opportunity to showcase a solo performance at the annual June workshop.

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Maeghan McHale & Ryan Galloway perform the duet of Frank Chaves' work.

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LIGHT AWARD WINNERS RECEIVE 

Opportunity to take GDC company class and observe Company rehearsal

Backstage Experience at a home season performance

Full Scholarship for GDC Workshop

Conversation with GDC’s Artistic Team

Please note Giordano Dance Chicago, the Giordano Legacy Fund, and the Nan Giordano Certification Program® are in no way affiliated with the
Gus Giordano Dance School in Andersonville or the Gus Giordano Jazz Legacy Foundation.