Application Deadline:  Friday, August 19, 2022 11:59pm EST, no exceptions.
Audition Notification: Monday, August 29, 2022 via email
Auditions: September 10 and 11, 2022 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
View the full workshop calendar: Fresh Tracks residency calendar


Through an open-call application, 28 pre-selected choreographers will be invited to an in person interview in front of a panel of artists and professionals from the field. The interview will begin by viewing the video of the work submitted virtually. It will also include questions from the panel relating to their background, their work, their creative goals and what they hope to gain from the residency workshops. If you are a choreographer who is part of a team, one of you may apply on behalf of the group. You may not save applications in process. Once applications are submitted they cannot be edited.

Application Form can be accessed HERE
Please read through these Fresh Tracks residency guidelines before applying
FAQ’s can be accessed HERE


New York Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks Residency & Performance program is a season-long residency for emerging movement-based artists in support of new work creation and professional development. This season marks the 58th year of Fresh Tracks which was a signature program of Dance Theater Workshop created in 1965 to bring new choreographic artistry to the forefront.   

The 2022-2023 season will continue to follow the updated version of the Fresh Tracks Residency Program:

  • Live Arts will produce a new work in the theater with a shared program developed during the residency.  
  • The professional development workshops and meetings will in part focus on applying learned knowledge and skills towards the shared production.  

Five artists will be selected for the program who will receive a 50-hour studio residency, $3000 fee, working with Artistic Advisor nia love, take part in professional development workshops led by renowned professionals from the field, exclusive access to Live Arts’ Communications, Development, Production and Programming staff, a Live Core Artist Membership and a fully-produced shared program in the New York Live Arts theater.


APR 15-16, 7:30PM
@ New York Live Arts Theater
Fresh Tracks 2021/22 Cohort

The five amazing artists selected for the 57th year of the Fresh Tracks in Our Season of Anniversaries are (alphabetical by last name):   Jessica Cook John Maria Gutierrez Lilach Orenstein Majesty Royale