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Career Resources for the Emerging Dance Professional

Career preparedness is an important part of the our undergraduate and graduate curriculums at Hunter Dance. Use the below resources to help you in your professional journey.

Career Center

Hunter College Career Center

Handshake is a convenient and easy to use professional connection platform. Join for free using your @myHunter email by clicking here.

Quinnica uses AI to enhance students' interview skills and job materials. Join for free by contacting the Career Center, located in the East Building room 805.

Jobs and Auditions

Job & Audition Postings

Dance/NYC posts a variety of local auditions, job opportunities, funding applications, and more on a daily basis. Check out their listings by clicking here.

Arts in Education Roundtable Jobs
The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable posts local arts-based jobs including teaching and administrative opportunities in a variety of arts. Check out their job board by clicking here.

HigherEdJobs posts a variety of jobs in higher education including faculty openings, technical/production staff, administrative staff, and more. Check out their opportunities by clicking here.

Dance/USA posts a variety of nationwide auditions, job opportunities, funding applications, and more on a recurring basis. Check out their listings by clicking here.

Grants and Funding

Grants & Funding

Hunter College Performing Arts Student Activity Fund Grant
Each semester, a portion of your Student Activity Fee (SAF) is set aside to cover projects that are initiated by and presented for Hunter students. At the beginning of each academic year, the Performing Arts Office accepts applications from students for performing arts projects for the Fall and Spring of the academic year. The goal of the SAF Fund for the Performing Arts is to provide opportunities for students to create projects or explore ideas in dance, film, music and theatre. Please Note: This grant does not give you a check prior to the project. It is distributed as a reimbursement and/or payment to vendors/personnel. 

Brooklyn Arts Council
BAC gives grants, presents free and affordable arts events, trains artists and arts professionals, teaches students, incubates new projects, and promotes artists and cultural groups across the borough. Visit for more information.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Each year NYFA awards $650,000 in cash grants to individual artists in all artistic disciplines. Its fiscal sponsorship program is one of the oldest and most reputable in the country and helps artists and organizations raise and manage an average of $4 million annually. Visit for more information.

New York Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
NYSCA encourages the creation of new works and efforts to build audiences across the state through funding for individual choreographers and dance organizations/companies. Find out more by clicking here.



National Dance Education Organization


Dance Studies Association

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New York State Dance Education Association


Dance and the Child International (USA)


Education & Professional Development


Graduate School

Graduate Programs at Hunter College
Hunter College offers the following graduate programs in dance education:
BA/MA in Dance Education
MA in Dance Education
MFA in Dance



Professional Development

Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at 92Y
The DEL Institute offers a number of diverse course offerings supporting NYC’s dance educators. DEL workshops are free of charge for all current Hunter Dance students (BAs, MAs, and MFAs!) using code “AGDEP” at check out. Learn more about DEL's offerings by clicking here. Email with any questions.

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