An inspiring mentorship program created and directed by Mary Anne Fernandez Herding connects young artists with working dance professionals. guiDANCE offers a unique opportunity for dance students (high school age juniors and seniors) that are considering a career in dance to connect with a dance mentor. Students can ask questions one–on-one with a professional dancer, experience a master class with the mentor, attend a performance when available and build a relationship in the dance community.
If you are a student interested in applying for the guiDANCE mentorship program, please fill out the application by clicking the link below, or download here and submit.
Please check back in the fall for our next mentorship opportunity!
Meet our Mentors
Jordan Kriston danced with the Pilobolus Dance Theater as a full-time member from 2010-2016. She is now an independent teaching and performing artist in constant pursuit of growth and creativity.
Kyle Abraham is the founder and artistic director of NY-based dance company Abraham.In.Motion.
Fernando Sáez is co-founder and executive director of the Malpaso Dance Company, a Cuban contemporary dance company in Havana, Cuba.
Kathryn Alter danced with the Limón dance company for 15 years. She is now an independent teaching artist and director of Kathryn Alter and Dancers in NYC.
The 16-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture.
guiDANCE is a program through Movement Source Dance Company, a 501c3 arts organization, directed by MaryAnne Herding.
The program works in collaboration with the Gammage Beyond program, and is sponsored in part by AZDEO.