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Ardsley Choreographic Residency


2023 Residency Dates: October 16-23, 2023

Application Deadline: July 1, 2023

$50 Application fee

The Ardsley Choreographic residency is a week long, all-inclusive residency in collaboration with Catskill Art Space in Livingston Manor, NY - offering travel from NYC, accommodations, 1600SF of rehearsal space, artist stipend and a community showing at the end. Artists selected for this residency are invited to present the finished work at the Dance Gallery Festival. The residency will include in a showing of work followed by a Q&A with the choreographer. 

The Details

A week long residency in Livingston Manor, NY from October 16-23 including:

  • $3000 Artist stipend

  • ​Exclusive access to a 1600 square foot rehearsal space for the entire week

  • Housing near downtown Livingston Manor

  • Transportation from NYC to Livingston Manor

  • Invitation to show the work at a future Dance Gallery Festival in NYC

  • If desired, mentorship and feedback during the residency can be provided

The selected artist will be asked to have:

  • Community classes for the local elementary school

  • Open rehearsals through out the week

  • Residency showing (30-40 mins of material, can include rep in addition to work made during the residency) + Q&A

Interested choreographers should provide 1-2 works that best represent you as a choreographer, a written proposal for the residency, and a personal statement. You will need to upload a PDF of your proposal and personal statement. The personal statement should be no more than one page, answering the following questions:

     1) What is your character and work ethic?

     2) Why are you in need of a residency at this stage?
     3) How could this residency serve your future aspirations as a dance maker? 


We will announce 3 finalists a week after the application deadline and those finalists will have an interview with the Artistic Director (to be scheduled either in-person or via Zoom) before we select the residency recipient. Finalists will be contacted by email. 

A few things to note

  • Applying artists and company need to be available at the dates of the residency. The dates are not flexible.

  • Solos and duets are not eligible for this residency. Works with 3+ dancers will be considered.​



Application fee: 

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About the Artist

Gianna Burright is a California dance artist who holds a BFA in Dance and an MFA in Choreography from Trinity Laban. Most recently Gianna is a 2022 Jacob’s Pillow Choreography Fellow, Bates Dance Festival Scholar and UCSB lecturer of Modern Dance Technique. Gianna has presented her work in fifteen different countries including locations such as the Turner Contemporary Gallery, Bonnie Bird Theatre, Waterloo East Theatre, STEPS, The Place and the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ZOO venues. Gianna’s credits include; UCSB Dance Company, The Improv Sessions, A Truefitt Collective, Nebula Dance Lab, Motion Theatre Dance Company, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Dev Dance Theater, Ate9, and LACDC.

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Gianna Burright 2022 Choreographer in Residence

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