Homecoming – Body-Based Wellness

Homecoming: a body-based wellness practice emphasizing movement versus conversation. Designed by IBPOC (Indigenous, Black and People of Colour) wellness professionals to take place within an affinity space for IBPOC artists, this series of six, weekly, one-hour online sessions explores the correlation between movement and emotion. In partnership with the Adulam Foundation.

Exploration – Group Mentorship

Exploration: a robust group mentorship experience to expand dance artists’ capacity to reinvigorate and reimagine their careers. Through collective learning and with professional guidance, all online, mentees are supported in planning their career paths and expanding their professional networks toward futures both within and beyond dance performance.

Access Counselling

Access Counselling: an expansion of DTRC’s existing counselling services, available to both member and non-member dance artists across the country. This program offers support through two streams: Personal Counselling and Career Pathways Counselling (including Career, Employability, Entrepreneurship, Financial and Legal consultations).

Marketing Me

Marketing Me: an intensive training program for individual dancers who are building their own career marketing strategies. Part lecture, part hands-on workshop, part guest speaker Q and A, this six-part series, offered online, allows participants the time and space to think more deeply about how they market themselves in our current dance ecology. In partnership with WorkInCulture.

These programs are made possible through the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund. Collectively, the programs form part of a larger offering of professional support for dance artists in Canada titled Ensuring Resilience In Canadian Artists (The ERICA Dance Project). Offered by the Dancer Transition Resource Centre, with various partners, this initiative is designed to empower artists in the Canadian dance sector at a time when they need it most.


Open to all professional dancers who are legally entitled to work in Canada, and to Canadian professional dancers working abroad, including DTRC members. See registration/application forms for full eligibility criteria. Must be at least 18 years of age.


Registration or application required. See relevant deadlines. Programs run January through March 2023. English and French options or simultaneous translation provided. ASL/LSQ and captioning provided upon request.

Original Photography: Sarah Steben
Dancers: Ricky Saint-Jusna, Gabrielle Simard, Jose Flores