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TRAINEE PROGRAM

Caitlin Cucchiara, Director

This program is designed for selected dancers ages 18-25 with distinct ability and individuality.

Experience first-hand a professional environment that challenges you daily in a supportive structure where your artistic voice is encouraged.

DISCOVER | CREATE  |  EMERGE

DISCOVER: Immerse yourself with the company and connect with the Chicago dance community. Become a part of an inspiring and inclusive environment while stimulating your artistic growth. 

CREATEBroaden your exploration with a variety of unique, creative processes that allow investigation into who you are and begin to access a different way of thinking. Learn to be a creator in a collaborative environment that provides skills needed by choreographers and companies around the world. 

EMERGE: Strengthen your foundation and further your skills of self development. Build assurance, confidence and gain resources for a rewarding career that is unique to you. 

 

 

 

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2023-24 TRAINEES

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YOUR EXPERIENCE

Train with the company in weekly classes

 

Learn Visceral’s diverse and dynamic repertoire 

 

Exposure to the company’s guest choreographers and creative processes

 

Personalized attention from artistic leaders and company members 

 

Originate new works with guest artists

Dedicated Trainee performances and an opportunity to perform with Company

PREVIOUS GUEST ARTISTS

Danielle Agami

Braeden Barnes

Alejandro Cerrudo

Tina Diaz

Roderick George

Noelle Kayser

Jackie Nowicki

Nick Pupillo

Gustavo Ramírez Sansano

Mike Tyus

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  • Can I try the class before commiting to the session?
    We are currently allowing drop-ins for all sessions, but suggest taking the whole session if this is your first time dancing, or back to dancing.
  • If I miss a class am I able to make it up?
    Yes! Beginner session clients are allowed two make up classes per session, that can be made up in any other beginner level class. Makeup classes expire at the end of the session. Makeup classes are only valid for the 8-week period in which the client is registered.
  • Is there a dress code for these classes? I'm not sure what to wear!
    Don't worry, there is no dress code for the beggining sessions! We want you to feel comfortable and confident in class, so wear something comfortable that you are able to move in. We also understand that dance shoes are expensive! For ballet, modern. jazz, and Gaga/ people socks or bare feet works perfectly! For Hip Hop, clean sneakers are a great option!
  • Once purchasing a session, am I able to jump around between the different classes?"
    No, when purchashing a session you are purchasing 8 weeks for that particular class. So, if you enroll for the 8 Week Beginner Ballet Session, you must take all 8 weeks in ballet. You can't, for example, take 2 Beginner Ballet classes, 2 Beginner Jazz classes, one Beginner Hip Hop etc. You are however allowed up to 2 make up classes. These makeup classes can be taken in other generes than what you origanlly signed up for.
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