Year-Round Pre- and Professional Training: ages 18+
Technique | Classic + Contemporary Rep | Coaching | Audition + Performance Techniques | Improvisation + Musicality
September 13 - December 10, 2021
February 7 - April 29, 2022

Schedule subject to change 

LimónPro: September 13 - December 10, 2021 |10am – 2pm ET
Fall Break: November 22 - 26

Tuition: $3500 + Registration & Processing Fee

Dancers will find community via their cohorts, with the Limón Dance Company and Artistic Director, and with Limón master teachers and reconstructors. Emphasis is placed upon the dancer's personal creative voice through solo material and one-on-one mentoring. Exclusive to these dancers, participants will experience private screenings with dancers that bridge the Limón/Contemporary worlds and individualized mentorship with the Company Artistic Director. Dancers will learn classic & contemporary languages through a rich and focused unparalleled experience.


LimónLaunch: February 7 - April 29, 2022 |9am – 3pm ET

Tuition: $3500 + Registration & Processing Fee
LimónLaunch is meant for a dancer to deepen and enrich their creative practice and be ready to work with any 21st century choreographer. Training to diversify and make the dancer more marketable will include Improvisation, Musicality, Limón Principles, Research in the Archives, Dance Reels, Audition Readiness, and a Contemporary work from the Limón Dance Company Repertoire. LimónLaunch has small class sizes and includes special screenings with Limón Alumni and opportunities to perform as part of the Limón Dance Company's 75th Anniversary celebration at the famous Joyce Theater. 

*Certificate Program: September 13, 2021 - April 29, 2022

USD $7000 + Registration & Processing Fees 

To Audition:

Dance Training + Arts Management Program (DT+AM): August 2021 - May 2022
Dancers undertake rotating internships within the Foundation throughout the year, selected from Marketing and Public Relations, Fundraising and Development, Archives and Preservation, Tour Management and Booking, Finances, Institute Activities and Special Projects, and Education.  DT+AM dancers must also fully participate in all studio aspects of the program. This program accepts one or two dancers per year.

Eligibility: As the workload will include 15+ hours per week in training in an administrative office, an interest in arts management is necessary, as well as a command of the spoken and written English language. Eligible candidates must have some experience in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace. Candidates must also demonstrate the inclination to work independently and have the desire to learn and develop applicable and practical administrative skills and knowledge. Desirable candidates will have an intermediate or higher level of dance training, and possess skills such as video and photo editing, database management, and social media.

Interested dancers must e-mail their intention to apply to: to receive further details. DT+AM Interns have been selected for the 2021 - 2022 academic year. No positions are available at this time.


Photo by Christopher Jones

Important Covid-19 Protocol:

The José Limón Dance Foundation will be conducting the Limón Professional Training Programs
from the 
Everett Center for the Performing Arts & The Joffrey Dance Center
where a mandatory vaccination & testing policy is in place. 
No unvaccinated people will be allowed in the building.
Read our policy & protocols
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Kathryn Alter

(she / her)
Associate Program Director

Kathryn Alter attended Interlochen Arts Academy and Purchase College, and obtained her MFA from Hunter College, receiving the Chairman’s Award for artistic excellence in 2020.  After fifteen years as a member of the Limón Dance Company, Kathryn was named Associate Program Director for the Limón Pro/Launch in 2018. She teaches the Limón Company and students of the Limón Institute, reconstructs the works of José Limón, leads workshops nationally and internationally, and was part of the implementation of Limón4Kids in Mexico City as a part of Saludarte. Kathryn’s choreographic work has been shown across the United States and abroad. Her most recent choreographic commissions were created in Fairbanks, Alaska for Northstar Ballet, Arizona for Instinct Dance Corps, and in Réunion Island at the Conservatoire A Rayonnement Regional.  Around NYC, Kathryn’s work has been presented at the Dimenna Center, Dance at Socrates in Queens, Spring Movement and PSOH at Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, the American Dance Guild Festival, and at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.  She was a 2014 recipient of a CUNY Dance Initiative residency, and a 2018 Dance at Socrates Artist.  She was also a founding member of Riedel Dance Theater and danced with Alan Danielson and Kazuko Hirabayashi. During the pandemic she has been exploring the possibilities of the integration of dance and film and the creation of virtual installations (

Dancers that recently trained with Limón

have gone on to dance with:

Dallas Black Dance Theater
Doug Varone & Dancers

Gibney Company

Kyle Marshall & Co

Limón Dance Company

Mark Morris Dance Group

& many others