Our Protégé Program serves as a unique avenue for dance artists to move out of the academic ballet setting and enter into the professional world. We strive to create an inclusive experience for aspiring young dancers in a professional dance environment. Protégés work alongside the TMBT company members, and experience regular one on one coaching. The program is devoted to advancing the classical ballet and contemporary dance skill set of emerging artists. They partake in the daily creative processes, giving them the opportunity to work with different choreographers in a myriad of dance styles and to perform with the professional company, all to encourage further discovery of their individual artistic voices. Protégés also experience the business side of a professional company, where they are exposed to a variety of non-profit fundamentals such as marketing, financing, and development.
The Protégé Program is an open environment where emerging professional dancers are given the rare opportunity to flourish as individual artists, immersed in all aspects of the art of dance performance.