Dancer Transition Resource Centre


The Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) works with professional dancers on an individual basis, providing compassionate support and practical services to address all stages of the career.

Dancers are better able to reach their potential while performing; prepare in advance for life after dance; and pursue meaningful and fulfilling second careers when a life on stage is no longer possible.

Member Services

DTRC operates as a membership-based organization. Hundreds of professional dancers across Canada are members of the DTRC and have access to:

Professional Counselling – academic, career, financial, legal, personal

Grants & Awards – to develop transferable skills, explore second career options, and retrain for parallel or second careers

Online Job Board

Online Member/Alumni Network

Mentoring/Job Shadowing Opportunities

Services for All Dancers

The DTRC also operates as a resource centre for the dance community, providing:

Workshops and Conferences

  • on the MOVE/danse TRANSIT conference for emerging dance artists
  • Resources
  • Referrals to counsellors on a fee-for-service basis
  • Opportunities to speak with DTRC staff and representatives about issues within a dance career

Services for the Public

As a world leader in the field of transition, the DTRC is often consulted on needs and trends within the dance community and invited to speak at conferences, events and workshops focused on transition.