JUMPSTART/LA

JUMPSTART/LA is a brand new, four-day workshop created by Emily Wanserski, Madison Hicks, and Laura Berg + Gracie Whyte (of WHYTEBERG) geared toward intermediate and advanced dancers (ages 16+) who are pursuing careers as a professional performers. The program focuses on technique and repertory master classes to seminars, career counseling, and informal conversations with leaders in the field.
JUMPSTART/LA is a brand new, four-day workshop created by Emily Wanserski, Madison Hicks, and Laura Berg + Gracie Whyte (of WHYTEBERG) geared toward intermediate and advanced dancers (ages 16+) who are pursuing careers as a professional performers. The program focuses on technique and repertory master classes to seminars, career counseling, and informal conversations with leaders in the field.

Are you an early career dancer interested in building a sustainable career? Do you feel overwhelmed by the Los Angeles dance world? Are you looking to build your reel and improve your resume? Then check out JUMPSTART/LA.

JUMPSTART/LA is a brand new, four-day workshop created by Emily Wanserski, Madison Hicks, and Laura Berg + Gracie Whyte (of WHYTEBERG) geared toward intermediate and advanced dancers (ages 16+) who are pursuing careers as a professional performers. The program focuses on technique and repertory master classes to seminars, career counseling, and informal conversations with leaders in the field.

JUMPSTART/LA is a brand new,  four-day workshop created by Emily Wanserski, Madison Hicks, and Laura Berg + Gracie Whyte (of WHYTEBERG) geared toward intermediate and advanced dancers (ages 16+) who are pursuing careers as a professional performers. The program focuses on technique and repertory master classes to seminars, career counseling, and informal conversations with leaders in the field.

This year’s JUMPSTART/LA will explore: 

  • Los Angeles’ vast, multifaceted dance world, history, and current landscape including key institutions, organizations, and resource hubs
  • Where to look for (PAID) performing, choreographic, and teaching opportunities
  • Resume, website, and headshot guidance (including personalized, 1 on 1 feedback and action items!)
  • How to secure a commercial dance agent
  • Ways to work in both the concert and commercial dance worlds and how to balance the two
  • In-person classes with L.A.’s leading choreographers and artistic directors

Each day will open with two seminars, followed by two to three movement classes. Plus, each track will have at least two “add on” experiences out in the city.  Check out both Track A and Track B schedules.

“We, the JUMPSTART/LA Producing Team, believe that artists are inherently entrepreneurs. Invest in yourself. Let’s craft sustainable, joyful careers — together!”

JUMPSTART/LA is a brand new,  four-day workshop created by Emily Wanserski, Madison Hicks, and Laura Berg + Gracie Whyte (of WHYTEBERG) geared toward intermediate and advanced dancers (ages 16+) who are pursuing careers as a professional performers. The program focuses on technique and repertory master classes to seminars, career counseling, and informal conversations with leaders in the field.

When and Where:

Track A — July 16+17, July 23+24 

10am-6pm, daily 

Location: Stomping Ground LA

Track B — July 30+31, August 1+2 

10am-6pm, daily 

Location: Stomping Ground LA

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The Lineup:

Francesca del Console
Author: Francesca del Console

Francesca is a program manager at L.A. Cultural Exchange, an arts-focused student exchange program in Los Angeles, CA. She brings international and U.S. dancers, actors, singers, musicians, etc. to study and train in LA.