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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.​

2024 Mentees

Sydney Cabello, Oklahoma City University

Payton Jundt, University of Arizona 

Emma McWilliams, Pace University

Aiden Powers, Pace University 

Charlie V. Ray, Pace University

Imani Swinney, Brenau University

Ella Weerts, Point Park University

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

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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.

 

2024 Recipients

Meli Lawler, Extensions Dance Center

Dakota Rubin, Charlotte Klein Dance Centers

Raelee Tutt, Owensboro Dance Theatre

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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

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