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: 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

Intern may be asked to start as early as May 21, if available.

National Dance Day: Working with the Dance Programming team, manage contracts, technical needs, program information, artist hospitality, and logistics around successful presentation of National Dance Day; put together an itinerary and manage the many moving parts of putting the event together; stage manage and coordinate logistics on site, on the day of the event.

Dance Programming "mainstage" events: assist with logistics, hospitality, and coordination of our engagement of Ballet Nacional de Cuba, in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

Local Dance Commissioning Project showcase & showings: coordinate logistics and assist artists in the Kennedy Center's Local Dance Commissioning Project in preparing for the summer rehearsals and work-in-process showings.

Key Dates

Summer 2018 Term

Application Available: December 18 - March 16, 2017

Term Dates: June 4 - August 17, 2018

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Fall 2018 Term

Application Available: March 30 - July 13, 2017