AXIS CONNECT brings together high-caliber dance artists - choreographers, dancers, teachers and industry leaders - from around the World for a two week intensive of classes, workshops, creative process, rehearsals, panels, networking and performance opportunities in both Los Angeles and New York City.

2017 PROGRAM DATES:  JULY 23rd - AUGUST 6th

(NYC July 23-28th; Los Angeles July 31st-August 6th)

Acceptance into the program is by audition only. Auditions for the 2017 session were held in NYC on January 21/22 and in Los Angeles on February 25/26. 

"Amazing amazing amazing!  There is nothing more inspiring to me than young artists climbing that mountain;)))  What we all learn is that journey never ends and we never want it to end…it is treacherous, compelling, passionate and inspiring.  I could see the fierce determination on all of your dancers…thank you for allowing me to share in your process." - Richard Corman

Axis Connect dancers have been offered professional contracts as a result having attended the program, including Hamilton: The Musical, Sonya Tayeh's project "You'll Still Call Me by Name", national commercials, Sarah Elgart's Arrogant Elbow , and several projects through Barton Movement. Many dancers have also signed with talent agencies in NYC and Los Angeles.

Led by founders Cherice and Charissa Barton, the mission of AXIS CONNECT is to help enable emerging professional dancers to carve their own paths as fearless, connected artists. We bridge the gap between the institution and the professional dance industry by providing the experience, skills and exposure necessary for career success.

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Photo credit: Nicole Rivelli