The Preprofessional Dancer Institute (PDI) is open to serious-minded dance students, ages 12 to 18, who demonstrate exceptional potential and readiness to take the next step in preparing for their dance careers. The program is limited to no more than 60 dancers (split into two equal groups), so acceptance is limited to the most dedicated, motivated and prepared young dancers.

Participants will be selected through an onlineĀ application process including video submissions, a personal statement, and references. PDI has an established scholarship program for both New Mexico residents and dancers traveling from outside the state. Full and partial scholarship award decisions are based on a combination of financial need/merit. PDI is committed to reducing the impact of financial barriers on participation.