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MNE ECS3 Audition Photo

Photo Credit: Kris Seto and dancers from ECS#2 – Gisella Sorrentino/Gaze Photography


ECS is a FREE mentoring program aimed at providing choreographers with tools to create, develop and premiere a new work. Selected participants will be asked to attend weekly meetings with MNE’s artistic director Nicola Iervasi, in-house director Kevin Albert and fellow participants in order to brainstorm, share and solve issues during the creative process.

Emerging or aspiring choreographers of all ages are welcome!!!

All dance styles and fusions, including but not limited to Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theater, Tap, Latin/Ballroom, Hip Hop/Street Dance, African and Ethnic Dance will be equally considered.

The audition will follow the structure of MNE signature method The Wave Within and will be conducted in an interactive matter, no need to bring a pre-existing work or own dancers. The Workshop/Audition is also open to performers wanting to discover The Wave Within method and be considered for the program by any of the selected choreographers. Auditioning choreographers can also be considered as dancers.

Pre-registration highly recommended.



> 7-WEEK COMMITMENT: January 4 – Feb 23, 2016

> Weekly meetings with MNE’s directors and fellow choreographers

> UP TO 60 HOURS of FREE rehearsal space

> Production element consultations with professionals in the field

> Stipend to cover basic expenses (dancers, costumes, props etc)

> 1 informal showing with panel of professionals for feedback and advice

> 2 performances at LPAC followed by Q&A

> Opportunities for future commissions, festival participations and more

For more information and/or questions please email


Watch the Emerging Choreographer Series Promo



LPAC (Free of charge)

DATE: Tuesday Sept. 22, 2015 *

TIME: 10am-2pm

PLACE: Little Theater @ LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

(LaGuardia Community College-CUNY)

ADDRESS: 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY

DIRECTIONS: 7 Train to 33/Rawson or E/M/R to Queens Plaza

Click the link TO REGISTER: Emerging Choreographer Series Application!


PERIDANCE CAPEZIO CENTER ($25 pre-registration, $30 day of)

DATE: Sunday Sept. 27, 2015 *

TIME: 2:30-5:30pm

PLACE: Peridance Capezio Center

ADDRESS: 126-128 East 13th Street, NYC

DIRECTIONS: 4,5,6,N,Q,R & L trains to 14th Street/Union Square


or call (212) 505-0886


PMT STUDIO (Free of charge)

DATE: Saturday Oct. 3, 2015 *

TIME: 1-4pm


ADDRESS: 69 West 14th Street, 3rd Fl, NYC

DIRECTIONS: F,M,L trains to 14th Street/6th Avenue, 1,2,3 to 14th Street/7th Avenue

TO REGISTER: Emerging Choreographer Series Application!


LPAC (Free of charge)

DATE: Monday Oct. 19, 2015 *

TIME: 6-10pm

PLACE: Little Theater @ LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

(LaGuardia Community College-CUNY)

ADDRESS: 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY

DIRECTIONS: 7 Train to 33/Rawson or E/M/R to Queens Plaza

Click the link TO REGISTER: Emerging Choreographer Series Application!

Additional audition dates will be announced soon.

* A selected number of participants will be invited to a second audition (date/time TBA) – FINAL CALL BACK: Monday, Nov. 9, 2015


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We would like  to thank Woodside on The Move and Queens Council on the At for their support and collaboration