This fellowship program provides the foundation for emerging dance artists to undertake extensive professional and artistic development to emerge as accomplished professionals. Aligned with DCDC’s artistic standards, the JB Fellows operates as its own entity within the organization that supports the mission and vision of DCDC. JB Fellows has its own independent choreographic repertoire and performance-based engagements. The ensemble also serves as apprentices to the main company, gaining in-depth knowledge and a higher learning experience.
These budding artists are the cultural ambassadors of the organization by way of collaborative projects, K-12 arts education and university initiatives, and community engagement throughout the Ohio region.
The JB Fellows merges the vision and the legacy of Founder Jeraldyne Blunden and the forward-thinking of the Chief Artistic & Producing Director, Debbie Blunden-Diggs, that cultivates the next wave of contemporary dance artists to grace the stage.