In The Studio & Virtual Programs

"An incredible, welcoming experience."

   -- Julianne K. 2018 Alumni

An amazing, one-of-a-kind week in the Nation's Capital IN THE STUDIO or online through our VIRTUAL INTENSIVE experience.

The Annual Company | E Breaking Bounds Summer Intensive is a weeklong immersion into the art, artistry, technique and performance world of one of America's leading Contemporary Dance Companies and Cultural Ambassadors.

With both an In The Studio and a Virtual experience for those who can join us in DC and those who are with us online only.

Spend five extraordinary days training with members of the Repertory Company, meeting leaders in the U.S. Government's Department of State and DC's performing arts scene and get a look at what a career in Cultural Diplomacy can be.

Explore new creative tools borne from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The VIRTUAL INTENSIVE live-streams our in-the-studio classes and offers "virtual only" seminars with guest speakers and choreographers.

- Technique training geared towards succeeding in a repertory company
- Choreography and performance with the Company
- Seminars on Cultural Diplomacy, performing and presenting in field today
- Photography and film sessions to build your portfolio
- Creating in a virtual environment

"The Company | E Summer Intensive is about giving our participants more than just class for the sake of class. It's about how that technique folds into the idea of a repertory company which travels the world.  Our workshops with leaders in Government and the Arts bring one-of-a-kind insights about both the state of the world and the state of the arts today."

  -- Kathryn Sydell Pilkington, Intensive Director and Company | E Co-Artistic Director


The 2020 Company | E Summer Dance Intensive

The 2020 Intensive is Directed by Company | E Co-Artistic Director Kathryn Sydell Pilkington. Ms. Pilkington is  joined by senior members of the Repertory Company for in-depth, intense technique training -- the training the Company uses to prepare for the diverse repertory from around the globe that is the centerpiece of every Company | E concert. 


Kathryn Sydell Pilkington | Co-Artistic Director  



On the Ground


COVID changed everything.

A favorite over the years in the Company | E Intensives has been the chance to get headshots and body shots both in the studio and around DC. 

Spend a few hours around DC's most magical locations as the backdrop for a photo session with Co-Artistic Director Paul Gordon Emerson.    


Seminars in Cultural Diplomacy

As a partner with both the United States Department of State and with many of the Diplomatic Missions to the United States -- the Embassies -- in Washington, DC, Company | E has made international engagement, and the use of art to create dialogue, confront hard questions and break down barriers since its founding. Get an inside look from the artists of Company | E about the tools and techniques which make that work possible. 


Where: The Dance Institute of Washington. 3400 14th Street NW | Washington, DC 20010
When: June 2022 | Stay tuned!    
Time: 10:00 - 4:00pm | Technique, Repertory and Seminars
Housing: All students are responsible for their own housing
Metro/Parking: DIW is at the Columbia Heights Green Line Metro Station. Metered street parking on 14th.

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QUESTIONS: Ask the Director, Kathryn Sydell Pilkington