Me<We: a two weekend workshop

Video Caption: Behind the Scenes of the 2020 Me<We workshop - snippet of three artists in Horton class, a glimpse of three artists creating their solos, and a snapshot of three artists sharing their solos.

Me < We: a two-weekend workshop is an extension of Me < We: a Works In Progress (WIP) Showing. The Me < We workshop is a cultural affirming space for young BIPOC female identifying teenage artists ages 12-18 to develop their technical skills as dancers and create choreography with an underlying theme of community. Eight to twelve young artists will be chosen to participate to build more authentic relationships with their peers, teaching artists, & workshop facilitator. This workshop consists of:

  • ​15 minutes of journaling or drawing (journals, notebooks, and pens will be provided)

  • One 75-minute Contemporary or Modern class

  • 60 minutes of round table discussions and a call to action (CTA) of solutions formulated by the participating artists to integrate into their lives and communities to form a better world

  • 30 minutes of creating choreography based on community


Please note that all participating artists, teaching artists, and facilitators will be required to show proof of vaccination with ID, complete a health acknowledgement form, and wear a face mask during the workshop.

This free workshop will be offered on June 18-19 & 25-26, 2022 11AM-2PM Location: TBA. The purpose of the Me < We workshop is to provide young artists access to technical and creative resources to assist in strengthening their voices. The goal of the Me < We workshop is to provide a safe and open space for young BIPOC female identifying teenage artists ages 12-18 to build a cohesive, sustainable circle of peers, strengthen their artistic voices, and realize that their voices are necessary to change the world. 


The 2022 open submission call is Monday, April 18- Friday, May 27 at 11:59PM EST. Eight to twelve young artists will be selected by lottery. All artists will be notified by 11:59PM EST on Monday, May 30, 2022.

The Collective Thread Residency is supported in part through a one time grant as a Dance NYC Dance Advancement Fund Runner Up.

2020 Workshop Artists

Charenelle Francois, Zenzele Spencer, Magan Sylla, & Serenity Thompson