We are looking to diversify our dancer roster with talented and hard-working dancers looking to assist in the emerging development of DC's only African-American managed contemporary ballet company. Alum of Dissonance Dance Theatre can be seen in NYC, Europe and nationally in major companies.
Audition will consist of a Contemporary Ballet Class/Contrasting Dance Combinations. Apprentices will be selected from this audition.
Dissonance Dance Theatre
(Paid Stipends) DDT is seeking classically and contemporary trained dancers to add to its ranks. 2013-2014 tentative season schedule includes local Washington, DC performances with possible out of town performances. (Non Paid Position) Apprenticeships - A selected number of dancers will be considered for apprenticeship for further training.
We currently operate on a 3 day schedule.
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Ngoma Center for Dance
We believe that professional dance culture can thrive in Washington,DC. We believe that dance is a vocational skill for social change and justice. Through quality crafted education programming, exciting productions, and enlightening local dance news, Ngoma Center for Dance provides theatrical entertainment and dance education for thinkers, arts lovers and people who wiggle their toes...
In 2012, Shawn Short incorporated Ngoma Center for Dance in Washington, District of Columbia. Because of the strong following and the outstanding reputation of his first initiative, Dissonance Dance Theatre, Mr. Short decided to bring Dissonance under the governance of Ngoma as its professional company and premiere performance group.
Dissonance Dance Theatre (www.ddtdc.org) is a Washington, DC-based professional dance company founded in 2007 by Shawn Short. With ballet at the core of nearly every work, the company blends “classic” modern styles such as Horton, Graham, Limon with nuances of contemporary ballet, jazz and hip-hop. Dissonance consists of 8 members and 4 apprentices. Known for theatrical presence and exceptional artistry, Dissonance evokes emotional experiences in the audiences we touch. Our cutting-edge repertoire features works that are socially and visually appealing to audiences while remaining true to our mission; challenging audience’s assumptions about the human experience through dance.