Young Artist Program is a full scholarship to diverse youth from ages twelve to eighteen who have talent or interest in ballet, modern dance, African dance, jazz, tap, hip-hop, theater or vocal training. This fully sponsored program engaged teaching artists who serve as mentors to emerging artists in the program. Teaching artists have a personal interest in each student’s technical abilities, artistry and professionalism that can endure beyond the classroom into a career in dance or other professional venture. While engaged in the program, young artists build critical skills - peer collaboration, self-advocacy, and confidence.
This prestigious program has reached over two thousand children who are now young adults that have gone on to lead professional careers in dance companies, on Broadway, in television, film and arts administration. Top students in the Young Artist program have the opportunity to not only have performance opportunities with their fellow students, but if selected, they also have the opportunity to apprentice with Creative Outlet, the professional dance company.