Professional Development

WCD is committed to serving our community. WCD creates professional development opportunities, provides training for dance artists, collaborates with other dance organizations, engenders vital links with our community, and provides a critical space for dance. 
In the 2019-2020 season, WCD provided a significant increase in professional development opportunities for professional dancers, including opportunities for senior, mid-career, and emerging dancers.

Highlight’s include: WCD’s Summer Workshop and 50 Open Classes for Professional Dancers. 

In the 2019- 2020 season, WCD offered classes led by: Jolene Bailie, Paula Blair, Marc Boivin, Melanie Demers, Léa Noblet Di Ziranaldi, Freya Olafson, Johanna Riley, Ali Robson, and Jera Wolfe, with accompanists: Ian Mikita, Tim Church, and David Schneider. 

In addition, WCD partnered with Young Lungs Dance Exchange and Company Link to present one week of  Fighting Monkey technique classes with Guest Artist, Alanna Kraaijeveld.