The Kennedy Center

Dance Programming

Department description

Dance Programming works to ensure the successful presentation and production of dance engagements at the Kennedy Center. From visiting companies large and small to Kennedy Center-produced projects and local ensembles, our department works with great artists to create inspiring dance for everyone. Our best interns are: knowledgeable and passionate about dance; curious and open minded; and self-motivated to pick things up and learn more. Some evening, weekend, and holiday availability required.

Project description

The Kennedy Center Dance Programming Intern will contribute to the following projects throughout their internship experience:

Support for visiting dance companies including hospitality, supernumerary coordination, and performance coverage (companies in Spring 2019 include major ballet and dance companies such as American Ballet Theatre, the Mariinsky Ballet, and New York City Ballet; contemporary dance companies such as New Adventures, Alvin Ailey, and Lucky Plus; plus DEMO by Damian Woetzel and others); project leadership in coordinating needs for dance artists on the Millennium Stage; office and general support.

Key Dates

Spring 2019 Term

Application Available: August 9-November 4, 2018

Term Dates: January 21-May 3, 2019

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Fall 2018 Term

Application closed July 15, 2018

Term Dates: September 10-December 14, 2018


Summer 2019 Term

Application Available: December 10-March 17, 2019

Term Dates: June 3-August 16, 2019