Apply to be a part of our 2017-2018 season

There are two ways you can apply to be a choreographer for this year's TRDP season. Download the application and application guideline using the links below. From there, you can either:

1) print and fill out the application and mail it- along with all other required materials, including a check covering the full cost of the application fee- as directed on the application guidelines form or,

2) fill the application out digitally and email it- along with all other required materials- to You can then head over to our Square marketplace (link below) and select the Application Fee option to cover the cost of the application fee. Your digital application will not be complete until payment is received.

Feel free to direct any questions to!



MARKETPLACE (pay electronically here)

What is Tobacco Road Dance Productions looking for in a dance proposal and choreographer?

While there are a few requirements, TRDP is looking for choreographers who will benefit from our process and dances that will make an interesting show for our audience. The following ideas are a good place to start:

  • New dance works OR existing dances that the choreographer intends to greatly overhaul.
  • A choreographer who demonstrates ability and interest in utilizing our critical feedback process. This includes participating in the feedback process for the entire company throughout the entire season.

  • Short, complete dances - under 15 minutes.

  • Modern dance, but all dance forms will be considered.

  • Triangle area artists, but all geographies will be considered.

  • Choreographers who are not enrolled in an undergraduate program at time of performance (Exceptions will be given to Senior Thesis candidates). 

  • Dances that will make up a unique, full, and high quality show for our audience