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TCDP NewVo Fellowship:
creating opportunities for New Voices in Dance & Music

2023 NewVo Fellows Announcement Coming Soon!

2022 NewVo Fellows:



Kara Wilkes*


San Francisco, CA

Celebrated Alonzo King LINES dancer & Ballet Master Kara Wilkes has choreographed for Wake Forest University, the LINES Ballet BFA Program at Dominican University of California, Midland Festival Ballet, Wilmington Dance Festival, and the Center for Creative Arts (COCA) in St. Louis. This is her second NewVo Fellowship with the TCDP. 


Jordan Hamilton


Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo-based cellist and vocalist Jordan Hamilton is a mix of mastery and maverick musicality; hip-hop influenced, rhythmically layered, melodically robust.

*This is Ms. Wilkes 2nd year of NewVo Fellowship. Fellows may serve up to 2 years.

Fellows are nominated & chosen by TCDP NewVo Advisory Committee & Artistic Staff

Special thanks to the Rotary Charities of Traverse City & the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation for their generous support of the NewVo Fellowship.  

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