Community Partners


LEAP actively partners with like-minded, mission-sharing organizations in support of dancer’s personal, professional, and academic goals.

Career Transitions for Dancers. The connection to your future.

Career counseling, scholarships, mental health, emergency financial support

Career Transitions for Dancers is a national program offering career counseling, educational scholarships and panel discussions to dancers at any stage of their career. Whether you’re looking to supplement your income, build a parallel career, find support during injury recovery, or begin a new career path, Career Transitions completely free services can help. Career Transitions for Dancers is a program of The Entertainment Community Fund.

Pivot for dancers. Helping dancers find meaningful work off the stage. Resources. Inspiration. Community.

Community support, resource sharing, inspiration

Pivot for Dancers is starting career change conversations to help professional dancers find meaningful work off the stage, through resources, inspiration, and community. They help find jobs for dancers, while supporting your career change at every turn.

The Encore Fund

Scholarship, mentorship

The Encore Fund is a scholarship program dedicated to helping professional dancers transition from their current careers as artists into higher education opportunities. We are devoted to advancing opportunities for dancers as they move away from their dance careers into their next steps. The Encore Fund is fiscally sponsored by Dance Resource Center.

Second Act


SecondAct NYC is a mentorship project for dancers helping dancers entering higher education and second careers. They pair professional dancers who have made successful transitions into college and/or new industries with dancers looking to make similar transitions.


Featured Photos:

From Left to Right:

Elliott Gittelsohn (Class of 2020), Keelan Whitmore (Class of 2013), Caroline Rocher Barnes (Class of 2019), Aksasi Francis-Mora (Class of 2022), Tara Pandeya (Class of 2008)