Education is one of the cornerstones of BODYTRAFFIC’s mission. While we love entertaining and challenging audiences through performances on stage, we are also deeply passionate about training the next generation of artists. BODYTRAFFIC’s annual training opportunities include our Summer Program, Teen Intensive, and Winter Workshop. Artistic Directors and company members are also available for customized educational experiences such as private coaching, studio residencies, choreography, and mentorship.
BODYTRAFFIC is elated to welcome internationally renowned Dutch choreographer Anouk van Dijk, who will be in residence with the company between March 3 – 7 in LA! Anouk is the Founder of the ground breaking movement methodology Countertechnique, and was the Artistic Director of Chunky Move in Melbourne, Australia, between 2012 – 2019. We will open up the creative development with Anouk to a very limited amount of dancers, who will join the company in exploring Anouk’s process and creative ideas, and to take Countertechnique with the Founder herself.
BODYTRAFFIC’s Summer Program is one of the most cutting-edge and sought-after professional advancement opportunities for dancers in the nation. It is a unique opportunity to discover the working atmosphere and progressive philosophies of LA’s most vibrant contemporary dance company. Each year, 30 hand-picked dancers travel from across the globe to train with BODYTRAFFIC faculty and Guest Artists from internationally recognized dance companies in an unparalleled intimate setting.
BODYTRAFFIC’s Teen Summer Dance Intensive is ideal for young dancers who are seeking extraordinary, rigorous dance instruction that will take their training to the next level. During the Teen Intensive, participants receive personalized attention from Artistic Directors and company members including private coaching, mentorship, and college/audition preparation. The program allows for pre- and young professionals to absorb the company’s positive atmosphere, exclusive choreography, and progressive philosophies that are extremely relevant to contemporary dance today.
Teen Intensive Testimonials
“This was like no other program I’ve experienced. The amount of personal attention I received and being able to take class alongside BODYTRAFFIC company members is something I’ll never get over, in a good way!” – Vincent Maizland
“It was my first summer intensive and I didn’t know what to expect. I learned so much in such a short amount of time. As one of the youngest dancers, I was challenged the whole time, yet always encouraged. Thank you for everything BODYTRAFFIC!” – McKenzie Corrales
Winter Workshop/Company Audition
Bring in the new year dancing with BODYTRAFFIC! This workshop/company audition is designed for advanced and professional dancers age 16 and over. Each day consists of technique, repertory, and the creative process.