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Career Transition for Dancers



Career Transition For Dancers is a not-for-profit organization that enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines.

With offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and a mobile National Outreach Project, Career Transition For Dancers has provided over 41,000 hours of individual and group career counseling, with a dollar value of over $4 million, and awarded over $3 million in educational and entrepreneurial support. Outside of the organization's 4,100 active clients, Career Transition For Dancers has helped thousands of dancers in 47 states take their first steps in discovering rewarding second careers

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New York City

The Caroline & Theodore Newhouse
Center for Dancers
165 West 46th Street, Suite 701
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212 764 0172    Fax: 212 764 0343

Los Angeles

5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 455
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 323 549 6660    Fax: 323 549 6810


At Hubbard Street Dance Center
1147 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: 312 666 0234    Fax: 312 455 8240


Financial support is available to current and former professional dancers who can demonstrate earning their livelihood from performing as a dancer. Choreography or teaching dance is not applicable for meeting eligibility requirements.

To learn more about Career Transition For Dancers’ scholarship program, visit their website.  After reviewing the eligibility guidlines online, contact Ann Barry, Grants Administrator, at 212 764 0172 x224 to determine your eligibility by phone.



Career Transition For Dancers provides both individual and group counseling services free of charge to their dancer-clients across the country.

In New York City, call 212 764 0172; in Los Angeles, call 323 549 6660; in Chicago, call 312 666 0234. For applicants outside of the New York City, Los Angeles or Chicago area, a consultation can be conducted via CareerLine, their nationwide, toll-free career counseling hotline.


1 800 581 CTFD (2833).


Career Conversations help you explore career options whether you are still performing, have not performed in years or you are considering changing career paths.

Video Career Conversations are now available online.  See the full listing of Video Career Conversations

For a complete listing of upcoming Career Conversation seminars, please visit Career Transition For Dancers’ Schedule of events listing.


The Diamond Group - a support group for mature dancers.  

Meets monthly on Thursdays from 11:00am -1:00pm at 165 West 46th Street, 14th Floor.  For more information and to RSVP for the next meeting, contact  

The Business Group - a support group for entrepreneurial dancers. 

Meets monthly on Tuesdays from 5:45pm -7:15pm at 165 West 46th Street, Suite 701. For more information and to RSVP for the next meeting, contact


Career Transition For Dancers is proud to announce the launch of two new Online Resources, featuring an enhanced National Career Network and Video Career Conversations on

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