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As a graduate of the Professional Training Program you will be trained as a performer and prepared to pursue career opportunities in the field of contemporary dance.

Graduates of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre are noted for their artistic and performance qualities, their technical proficiency, their versatility, and their strength.  They have achieved success as performers in companies and as independent artists.  Graduates are also working as artistic and rehearsal directors, choreographers, teachers, and dance-related practitioners.

In addition to Toronto Dance Theatre, which has drawn a majority of its current members from the School’s Professional Training Program, the School has sent an impressive number of graduates to major Canadian and international companies.

Other alumni have initiated their own dance collectives, festivals, and schools.  Some have continued with their studies for combined degrees, or have gone on to apply their knowledge of dance beyond the stage.

In addition to performance, many dancers combine dancing with teaching, choreography, writing, consulting, or administrative work.

Potential career paths may lead you to a successful career in:
  • dance performance
  • choreography
  • artistic and rehearsal direction
  • dance teaching
  • dance company or collective creation and development
  • dance festival curation
  • dance performance presentation
  • dance research, criticism, and writing
  • health and fitness instruction
  • independent studio ownership and direction
  • theatre performance and production
  • arts administration
  • arts consultancy

Having been shown a lot of different tools gave us experience that could lead us to other fields, not just dance.”
– Danah Rosales, graduate, from Toronto, Ontario