Pentacle’s Career Development cultivates the next generation of arts leaders through structured programs that include internship hours, professional development training, mentorship, and a peer network of colleagues in the field. The program supplies dance organizations with much-needed administrative support through interns and trainees, and assists them in assessing their organizational objectives. High school students, college students, recent graduates and emerging administrators are matched with participating dance companies for an experience that is rewarding, beneficial, and educational for all involved.
Pentacle’s Career Development Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Pentacle receives private support for its Career Development Programs from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Booth Ferris Foundation, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, and generous individual donors.