Year-Round Pre- and Professional Training: ages 18+
Technique | Classic + Contemporary Rep | Coaching | Audition Techniques | Improvisation | Musicality
September 12 - December 9, 2022
February 6 - May 5, 2023

Schedule subject to change 

LimónPro: September 12 - December 9, 2022
Fall Break: November 21 - 25

Tuition: $4500 + Registration & Processing Fee

Limón Technique
Explore the Principles: via Limón Repertory

Additional Technique Class: Ballet 1/week

Limón Repertory: Solo / Chamber pieces

Contemporary Repertory: comes from a recent LDC Contemporary Commission

Resume Workshop (after studio hours)

Limón Dance Company Private Q & A (after studio hours)

Studio Share

LimónLaunch: February 6 - May 5, 2023
Spring Break: April 3 - 7
Tuition: $4500 + Registration & Processing Fee

Limón Technique

Explore the Principles: via Improvisation, somatic explorations, or other art forms

Additional Technique Class: Improvisation  / Composition

Limón Repertory: Larger ensemble pieces

Contemporary Repertory: New work premiering on the trainees

Reel workshop (after studio hours)

Company observation / Open Rehearsal / BTS  (after studio hours)

Main Stage Show

To Audition:

Dance Training + Arts Management Program (DT+AM): August 2022 - May 2023
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. 


Photo by Christopher Jones

Important Covid-19 Protocol:

The José Limón Dance Foundation will be conducting the Limón Professional Training Programs
from facilities where mandatory vaccination & testing policies are in place. 
No unvaccinated people will be allowed in the building.
Read our policy & protocols
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Kathryn Alter

(she / her)
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 trainees 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


LimónLaunch & LimónPro are 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, Ballet, Musicality, Limón Principles, Access to the Archives, Dance Reels, Resumes, Audition Readiness, premiering a new creation, and the opportunity to learn a Contemporary work from the Limón Dance Company Repertoire.

Dancers will find community via their cohort, the Limón Dance Company and Artistic Director, Dante Puleio, L2, and with Limón master teachers and reconstructors. 

Emphasis is placed upon the dancer's personal creative voice, with one-on-one mentoring with the Program Director. 

Dancers will have access to private, behind the scenes experiences  that bridge the Limón / Contemporary worlds and will learn classic & contemporary languages through a rich and focused unparalleled experience.

Studio-time is generally 4 hours per weekday, within the 9am - 3pm window. Special sessions are occasionally scheduled after regular hours, and include Limón + A Movie screenings and a performance outing. Studio locations are selected based on optimal interaction with the Company & other important legacy figures and include studios in Harlem, Queens and lower Manhattan. Housing is not provided to trainees however suggestions to begin research is shared. 


Certificate Program: September 12, 2023 - May 5, 2023
Tuition: USD $9000 (written), $9600 (embodied) + Registration & Processing Fees 

To obtain the Limón Institute Certificate of Completion recognized by the National Association of Schools of Dance, trainees must complete either an embodied or written research project. Written and embodied projects allow for deep discovery and connection, creating theses based on personal inquiry & curiosity.
Embodied projects invite trainees to dive deeper into solo material and allow for 4 private coaching sessions and studio space rental. 

LimónPro 2022 has reached capacity!
Contact us to audition for LimónLaunch 2023: