Applications open for ADT’s 2014 KickStart

Australian Dance Theatre KickStart programThe Australian Dance Theatre will offer its KickStart program once again in 2014, giving elite dance students the chance to be mentored by some of the country’s top contemporary dancers through intensive professional training. Lasting three weeks, the program even incorporates choreographic mentorship with the company’s Artistic Director, Garry Stewart.


The chosen pre-professional participants will have the unique opportunity to receive training within a professional environment. They will work closely with the ADT ensemble, and at the culmination of the program be able to formulate an excellent personal CV and video material, ready to send out for auditions. 


In addition to receiving thorough technical coaching, the students will be closely directed through a development program, which parallels the creative development of an ADT new major work. At the culmination of the program the dancers will have an opportunity to showcase their work in an informal performance.  


KickStart’s goal is to help each student gain enhanced physical and technical skills while advancing in their understanding of current choreographic processes. Only four places are available to Australian and international students for this program, which runs 10 – 28 February 2014.


ADT is now inviting applications from graduate tertiary dancers. To apply, a student must email their current CV, two full-body dance photographs and two links to video footage to


KickStart is held at the facilities of the Australian Dance Theatre in Adelaide, and costs $1,750 per student. For more information, visit