A free program for Maui’s youth that started in September 1, 2013, the ADT Apprenticeship offers pre-professional, student dancers a place to challenge themselves by experiencing the professional dance world before leaving school. This is a supplemental dance education program that incorporates the apprentice to train alongside ADT company members in rehearsals and participate in performances.
This is a one-year commitment for a junior or senior in high school who is exploring or actively pursuing a professional career in dance. Apprenticeships are fluid in design, and very much influenced by the selected youth each year. The apprentice will be paired with an ADT company member as their mentor, with whom they will envision how their apprenticeship will take form - whether focusing solely on dance as a choreographer, performer, or also delving into the administrative aspect of what it takes to run a professional company.
The apprentice selection process includes a dance audition and online form that must be submitted by 5pm Sunday, September 30.
ADT Apprentice, Fall 2014 - Summer 2017
"I feel so lucky to be a part of ADT. ADT is pure inspiration, innovation, and creativity; and to be surrounded by such amazing people that make all of it happen is truly inspiring. I get to learn and dance alongside my greatest role models, and they have shared with me the ability to inspire others. ADT has given me a peek into the professional world, and has allowed me to take my dance training to the next level. It is so hard to put into words what ADT means to me, because it means everything."
Photos by Ajja DeShayne
ADT Masterclass Series
ADT’s Masterclass series provides professional-level dance classes to Maui’s advanced dancers so that they may further develop their dance training and expand their dance vocabulary. ADT Masterclasses offer a space for pre-professional and professional dance artists to come together and strengthen the connection between the evolving dance communities around the world and the island of Maui.
Masterclasses will be led by visiting national/international professional choreographers and company members of ADT. More information on each Masterclass as they are scheduled will be on our Events Calendar.