Student Opportunities

This page is updated regularly as TDPS is notified of opportunities that may be of interest to our students. If you would like to list an opportunity or resource, please email

For information about TDPS production opportunities, visit the Callboard.

All Opportunities

Updated June 16, 2022

Dance (Auditions, Events, Resources, etc.)

Dance Church: Teaching Artists in San Francisco and Portland

Applications due by June 24, 2022

Dance Church, the wildly-popular dance-focused movement class, today announced auditions for dance artists who are based in San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon. Dance artists will be trained and lead weekly in-person classes at partnering spaces in San Francisco and Portland, and take part in Dance Church Go productions in Seattle to film online classes.

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LINES Dance Center: Work Exchange for Classes, Studio Space

Added May 12, 2022

The Alonzo King LINES Ballet Dance Center (San Francisco) is accepting applications for volunteers to help support the Dance Center front desk, development events, and LINES Ballet Company performances. The Dance Center is seeking friendly, approachable, and professional volunteers who are willing to commit regularly to one shift per week in exchange for dance classes.

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Shawl-Anderson Dance Center Class Scholarships

SADC offers two programs to provide financial support for adult students so that everyone can dance regardless of economic means. The Stephanie Jacob Adult Scholarship Program provides 4 or 8 class cards and the Discounted Training Program is for those earning $45,000 or less per year, reducing the cost to $8/class. Each application takes about 5 minutes to complete online.

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Discounts / Free Tickets

Children, Youth, and Performance Conference — Discount for Students and Arts Workers

June 24–26, 2022

The Children, Youth and Performance Conference, a partnership between York University and Young People's Theatre, is an exchange of knowledge between researchers, performers, educators, practitioners and community organizers. Through a range of informative and interactive sessions, participants will discuss the present and future applications and implications of performance work with, by, for, and about children and youth. There will be a range of online panels, performances, and workshops spread out during the three conference days (June 24th to 26th, 2022).

We are offering a significant discount to students (covering all sessions, workshops, performances). All students and arts-workers receive the discounted fee of $15 plus tax for three days of activities.

Learn more and register at

Internships / Fellowships / Residencies

PlayGround Theatre: Producing Fellowships

Applications due June 30, 2022

PlayGround (San Francisco) is accepting applications for the 2022-23 class of Producing Fellows through June 30. These paid positions ($20/hr) offer training for next-gen producers and theatre administrators in all aspects of theatre operations.

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Seattle Rep: Professional Arts Training Program

Applications due June 16, 2022

For over 35 years, the PATP has remained one of the nation's leading continuing theater immersion programs set in a regional theater. Seattle Rep staff members guide the work of each PATP Apprentice to help prepare them for a career in professional theater and break into the world of not-for-profit arts.

PATP Apprentices:

  • undertake responsibilities as members of their teams;
  • contribute ideas;
  • participate in department and staff meetings;
  • complete projects under the guidance of their mentors;
  • and participate in professional workshops and seminars, providing connections with theater staff, guest artists, and members of the Seattle arts community

For the 2022/23 season, we will offer Apprenticeships in Development (Fundraising), Directing/Casting, Directing/Literary, Lighting Design, Production Management, Properties, Public Works, Scenic Arts (Paints), Stage Management (2 positions), and Youth Engagement. All Apprentices will be paid $17.27/hour during their time with us.

Learn more and apply and

USITT Gateway Program

Applications due October 1, 2022

USITT connects performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialogue among practitioners, educators, and students. The Gateway Program is a mentorship opportunity for students from underrepresented populations within our industry.

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Ongoing Opportunities — UC Berkeley

Ongoing Opportunities — Greater Bay Area

Ongoing Opportunities — National & International

Study Away / Study Abroad

School at Jacob's Pillow: Summer Musical Theatre Program

Added May 12, 2022

The School at Jacob's Pillow (Massachusetts) is seeking musical theatre dancers who are women, women-presenting, and gender non-conforming folx for the summer 2022 Musical Theatre Program (July 18–August 7). Led by Choreographer/Director Jeffrey Page, the creative team will help dancers explore the ways in which music, dance, and character development come together to create heightened and full-bodied art that digs deep and interrogates unquestioned societal norms.

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U.S. Programs

International Programs

Theater / Film (Auditions, Events, Resources, etc.)

Auditions: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star at Children's Fairyland (Oakland)

Added June 16, 2022

Children's Fairyland in Oakland, California is looking for two dynamic actors (18+) for our upcoming Theatre for the Very Young production of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Ernie Nolan!We are searching for actors who love interacting with young children, enjoy improvisation, and are intrigued by working with audience members of all ages to create a live theatre experience!Rehearsals begin in August, with shows slated to start in September until mid-October. Shows will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings.

See the audition flyer for details

Call for Submissions: Unheard Voices

Added May 5, 2022

Left Coast Theatre Co. is currently accepting submissions for a staged reading of our next anthology, "Unheard Voices." This will be an anthology of 6 or 7 pieces written by and for members of queer communities who have been underserved by the broader/mainstream LGBTQ+ movement. Are you trans, non-binary, QTBIPOC, bi, pan, ace, aro, demi, neurodivergent, have a disability, or are part of any community that has been underserved by the LGBTQ+ community? We want to hear your stories!

Learn more at

UC Berkeley Summer Course: The Craft of Dramatic Writing

Course Dates: July 5 – July 22, 2022

This course is an introduction to the craft of dramatic writing through the study of works by professional playwrights and screenwriters and through writing and revising your own scripts. You will come to understand dramatic writing as an art and as a set of skills.

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Ongoing Opportunities

Student Groups / Leadership / Volunteering

Free Assistance with Music for Student Performance Projects

Added April 7, 2022

Nicholas Brathwaite (Film Studies Major) is a start-up music producer looking to help with student performance projects. He produces afro-beats, R&B, Reggae, boom-bap, and alternative music. He is willing to collaborate with you on your project (free) for two hours to get a sound score or music track started or completed. Examples of his work are available on SoundCloud and If interested, contact Nicholas at

UC Berkeley's Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer's Workshop (SFFWW)

Added Feb. 3, 2022

We are a relaxed club that aims to build a low-stress community for readers and writers of speculative/genre fiction. Spring 2022 meetings are Mondays 8–10pm PST and feature weekly workshops, presentations, wacky writing activities, and lots of SFF discussion! We workshop a new student-submitted piece each week—if you write, this is a great opportunity to get eyes on your work.

Learn more on the SFFWW Facebook page.

San Francisco Volunteer Opportunities

East Bay Volunteer Opportunities

North & South Bay Volunteer Opportunities

Please Note: These listings do not imply endorsement of any organization or individual by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. Whenever possible, we will do basic vetting of opportunities and provide links to information about the sponsoring organizations. If you have a concern regarding an opportunity, please contact Ben Dillon, Director of Marketing and Communications: