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Winter 2021 Virtual Residency Applications Due October 16th

The Studio 210 Residency was founded by DSDT in 2012 as a vehicle for artists to hone their skills, experiment, and dive in to making performance, emphasizing the artists’ process rather than product. This residency is a unique opportunity for experienced & emerging artists to work in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District and receive professional feedback from award-winning choreographer Deborah Slater.  Resident Artists spend two months in intensive rehearsals, working in dialogue with one another and Slater, culminating in two performances of the works-in-progress and an in-depth post-show audience/artist conversation.

Applications are now open for the Winter 2021 Virtual Residency!   

Deadline to submit: Friday, October 16th, 2020                                                           

Residency: January 4th - March 6th, 2021.

Performances: March 5th & 6th, 2021 via an online platform

Each artist in residence receives: 

  • Six hours of free rehearsal space a week for nine weeks  in Studio 210*;
  • One-on-one mentorship with Deborah Slater, Artistic Director of Deborah Slater Dance Theater;
  • A performance (two nights) with audience feedback; 
  • An artist fee.      

*Rehearsal space will be available as COVID-19 regulations allow. Due to these unusual circumstances, Residents will need to create a project that can be presented virtually.

Queer & Trans / Black, Indigenous, & POC artists are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Requirements: 

Eligible artists must have three years of professional experience. If you have attended school for dance/music/theater, this means three years post-graduation. If you don’t have three years and still want to be considered, please contact us

Eligible artists must be in the Bay Area for the majority of the residency, January 4th - March 6th, 2021. Please note that we are unable to provide housing.

To apply for the residency, please read through and complete the complete the application linked below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

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Check out these highlights from the performance and process of our 2019 residents– Nol Simonse with Miche Wong, and Emelia (Jubilee July) Martínez Brumbaugh


Former Residency Artists:

2020 Residency: Evan Johnson/Cosmic Elders Theatre Ensemble & Bhumi B. Patel/pateldanceworks

2019 Residency: Emelia (Jubilee July) Martínez Brumbaugh & Nol Simonse with Miche Wong

2018 Residency: Julie Crothers & Kuan-Hsuan Lee

2017 Residency: 13th Floor & Sarah Cecilia

2016 Residency: Tammy Johnson & Larry / Laura Arrington

2015 Residency: Marina Fukushima & Beth Wilmurt

2014 Residency: Emma Jaster, Erin Malley

2013 Residency: Chris Black, Megan Finlay

2012 Residency: Rosemary Hannon, Nol Simonse

Julie Crothers, 2018 Resident, photo by Tim Isom
Julie Crothers, 2018 Resident, photo by Tim Isom

Studio 210 Residency Portfolio


The Studio 210 Residency is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.  Learn more at

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