Photo by David DeSilva, Amy Seiwert's Imagery

Photo by David DeSilva, Amy Seiwert's Imagery

"What is Imagery's new Artistic Fellowship?"

The Artistic Fellowship position is a two-year rotation, providing an emerging dancemaker with the following:
1) Artistic mentorship from Artistic Director, Amy Seiwert
2) Arts administration mentorship from Managing Director, Annika Presley
3) Choreographic commissions for SKETCH 9 and 10 (2019 & 2020)

The new Fellowship program will offer Artistic Fellows the experience and tools to further their careers as artists and choreographers and become the next leaders in the field.

Imagery’s new Fellowship program is a natural progression for the company, the SKETCH series will continue to foster risk in ballet based choreography. In addition, we will be serving the field by fostering the next generation of arts leaders. Our Fellowship offers both artistic and administrative mentorship, offering the tools needed to make the jump from a performing career to an artist’s next step. I am thrilled that Ben Needham-Wood has been selected as the first Artistic Fellow. Ben has been an integral part of Imagery since its inception in 2011. I have much respect for him as a dancer and choreographer.
— Amy Seiwert