Columbus Dance Theatre Announces the ninth Annual Columbus Dances Fellowship in Partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council


Columbus Dance Theatre in partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council presents the 2019 Columbus Dances Fellowship.  Fellowships in the amount of $2000 will be awarded to 5 choreographers whose work will be presented in Columbus Dance Theatre's annual community dance concert, Columbus Dances.  Participating choreographers will create new works, using dancers from the greater Columbus community for fellowship consideration.  Successful applicants will have their works produced by CDT in it's home performance space, The Fisher Theatre, located at 592 E. Main St., for a weekend of open public performances.  

Procedures:  An open adjudication will be held with 3 adjudicators.  Adjudicators will be recognized leaders in the arts community.  This panel will make award determinations.  Choreographers will create new, original dances of 7-15 minutes in length, of any style of dance.  Dances can be solo or group works.  5 Choreographers will be chosen by the panel to participate in a weekend of concerts at Columbus Dance Theatre.  Choreographers must: reside in Franklin County, be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for consideration. Applicants will register by calling CDT at: (614) 849-0227, or email at:, by January 5th, 2019. The adjudication will occur at CDT on Sunday January 20th, 2019 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Choreographers should show at least 3 minutes of work in progress at the time of the adjudication. Finished dances may be shown, but they must not have been previously produced in another venue.

Awards: 5 Choreographers will each be awarded fellowships of $2000. Choreographers will determine the use of these funds at their discretion. Choreographers will be granted rehearsal space at CDT for the 6 week period prior to the presentation of Columbus Dances.



Performance Information:

The Columbus Dances Fellowship Concert will be held at CDT’s Fisher Theatre on March 29th @ 8pm; and March 30th @ 3 pm and 8 pm.  These performances are free to the public.  Space is limited. To make a reservation please contact us at (614)849-0227 or through email at


About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community.  The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts for their continued support.

About Columbus Dance Theatre: Our mission is to engage, enrich, and educate the community through original, quality, and collaborative cutting-edge dance theatre; and quality dance instruction for people of all ages.