Guest Teaching, Residencies, and Speaking Engagements

Sean Dorsey and members of the Company conduct guest teaching and in-school residencies. Guest teaching may occur during a single day or a multi-day residency; in-school residencies can be 2 days to 3 weeks in length. Dorsey has taught at more than 40 colleges, universities and festivals across the US.

To inquire about bringing Sean Dorsey to your community: contact us

Guest Teaching

Dorsey guest teaches (Modern Technique, Repertory and Master Classes) in dance departments, festivals and conferences; Dorsey leads lec-dems, keynotes, lectures and class visits in Dance, Gender and Sexuality, History and other departments.

Dorsey’s guest teaching offers the unique opportunity of interaction and learning with a transgender and queer artistic leader who is creating award-winning work with trans and queer artistic themes.    

In-School Residencies

During in-school residencies, Dorsey and the Company teach and set Sean Dorsey Dance repertory OR create and set new work on students.

These intensive residencies hone students’ creative and technical skills, leading them through the Company’s rigorous training, technique and creation practices. Students learn Sean Dorsey Dance’s full-human dance-theater approach, choreographic structures, and the Company’s signature lush, full-bodied, gesture-rich, expressive repertory. Classes are body-positive and trans-friendly.

Residencies offer students extended and intense learning with Sean Dorsey Dance, and the unique opportunity to study with a nationally-touring dance company with transgender leadership and trans and queer artistic themes.

Speaking Engagements

As the US’ first acclaimed openly-transgender modern dance choreographer, an award-winning dance artist, and a longtime trans activist leader, Sean Dorsey is an in-demand public speaker. Dorsey does national and international speaking engagements at conferences, festivals, schools, colleges, community spaces, arts convenings, arts organizations and community groups:

  • Lectures
  • Keynotes
  • Commencement Addresses
  • Lec-dems
  • Panels
  • Conference breakout sessions

To inquire about booking Sean Dorsey for a speaking engagement: contact us