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Want to dance? Want to create dance? Want to explore different movement styles? Then you should apply to ESCALATE! Application are open and we encourage you to apply - please feel free to contact us and ask any questions.

ESCALATE is an exciting new mentoring program for ACT based dance artists between the ages 16 - 26 years. We encourage applications from ALL STYLES of dance. We want to see ballet, Indigenous, hip hop, contemporary, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Ballroom and Circus… ESCALATE provides the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals to develop and stage your own work in a season produced by Ausdance ACT.

We want to see you dance, soar and explore new territories. We will support and guide you through a rehearsal and creation process, bringing you to the theatre with a fully formed work. We will provide the technical and marketing support you need. 


Up to 6 dance artists will be mentored – dancers and choreographers – by four teams of mentors. You will have the opportunity to work closely with your mentor team one-on-one here in Canberra and also engage with a team of nationally and internationally based dance experts online.


We offer mentoring in all styles, for dancers of all backgrounds and abilities. We are the first ACT organisation to offer paid mentee positions through the PAID program and have introduced another first – a focus on dance film.


Escalate V 2020

Escalate III mentoring project directed

Escalate III 2018


Escalate IV 2019

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Escalate II 2017

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Escalate I 2016

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