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Dance Teaching Artists
National Dance Institute (NDI)


NDI Teaching Artists:

  • Are practicing artists, who have professional performing experience and/or training
  • Come from a variety of artistic traditions and have the desire to share their unique artistry with children
  • Are as passionate about the art of teaching as they are about their art form
  • Exude joy and love of dance
  • Are dynamic, expressive, and energized movers
  • Have experience creating choreography
  • Have strong musicality
  • Have a confident presence and positive and inclusive classroom management skills
  • Understand the developmental needs of children and are capable of tailoring instruction to support different learners
  • Are committed to anti-racist education
  • Are committed to culturally responsive and inclusive teaching practices, and to creating classrooms in which every student is seen, valued, and feels that they belong
  • Have experience with (or a willingness to learn) lesson planning and designing units of instruction
  • Are reflective practitioners who seek opportunities for continuous learning
  • Are collaborative; thrive in a team dynamic in which power and responsibility are shared
  • Are flexible, and able to adapt to the needs and strengths of different school communities
  • Believe that all children are dancers and capable of achieving success in and through dance
  • Believe that being in the presence of children is a privilege

In order to fulfill our mission, NDI is dedicated to building and sustaining an organizational culture grounded in diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging. We are committed to hiring and advancing teaching artists who reflect and represent the rich diversity of the children, families, and communities we serve. Black, Indigenous, people of color, teaching artists with disabilities, teaching artists from underrepresented ethnic groups, immigrants, LGBTQIA+ teaching artists are especially welcome and strongly encouraged to apply.

Date posted:

Expire date

July 5, 2021

Contact email:

NYC AiE Roundtable