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It is with enthusiasm that JK&A announces that the agency is planning extensive partnerships in China with festivals, theaters, and dance companies throughout the region. The agency’s current tour in China is a 2 month engagement for State Street Ballet performing their production of “Beauty and the Beast” from May-July 2015 in cities including Wuhan, Kunshan, Shanghai, Nanjing, Wenzhou, Lishui, Xiamen, Yichun, Huizhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Zhengzhou, Dalian, Shenyang, Taiyuan, Handan, Qingdao, Yantai, Weifang, Huhehot, Wuxi, Changzhou, Taizhou, Zhangjiangang, and Changshu.

Jan 15-19, 2016
New York City

Booking Dance Festival NYC
(APAP Showcases)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Appel Room

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s

Frederick P. Rose Hall

Time Warner Center, New York City

Applications Accepted for Showcasing Artists for APAP
Priority Deadline: September 1, 2015  / Deadline: October 15, 2015

Click here for an APAP 2016 Showcase Application

Boutique Roster:
We are currently accepting applications for the Boutique Roster! Make sure to apply on/before June 20, 2015 to be considered!
Click here for a Boutique Roster Application

Artist Acceptance:
Each spring, our agency reviews its roster artists and opens up applications for participation on its Boutique Roster. This year, we are enthusiastic about the overwhelming number of qualified applicants seeking representation by JK&A for the upcoming season. However, we limit the roster to ensure personalized attention throughout the year. So it is recommended to submit materials early.

Next Deadline: Applications for the 2015-2016 Boutique Roster will be accepted through June 20, 2015.

APAP 2016 Showcases:
JK&A’s 2016 dance showcases will be held on Sunday, January 17 in NYC at Jazz at Lincoln Center featuring Main Roster, Boutique Roster and selected Guest Artists. This once in a lifetime experience is not to be missed!

This past year’s APAP 2015 was a huge success with JK&A. The agency produced its APAP showcases as Booking Dance Festival NYC!
It featured 27 different dynamic USA dance companies performing 36 showcases in a 7-hour dance extravaganza followed by a VIP After-Party. It was magical to see such amazing dance in The Appel Room with 4,500 square feet of glass windows overlooking Central Park. The response was overwhelming, presenter attendance was an all-time record, and participating artists garnered significant interest from industry professionals.

Dance companies interested in participating in APAP 2016 as a Guest Artist at JK&A’s APAP showcases, please contact by September 1, 2015 for priority consideration and October 15, 2015 for the regular deadline. The showcases will be part of Booking Dance Festival NYC.

Festival News

JK&A produces international summer dance festivals in Edinburgh, Scotland as a vehicle to showcase dance companies worldwide with the intention of securing participants touring opportunities. Congratulations to the participating companies in the past five star Booking Dance Festivals! 2015 marks the 7th Annual Booking Dance Festival Edinburgh and our 8th Booking Dance Festival - including our initial festival in Beijing during the Olympics! This year’s festival is our Golden Anniversary. We are celebrating having brought over 50 dance companies to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

Email for more information.

Jodi is available to teach/consult throughout the USA/Internationally on an ongoing basis. She recently taught seminars on booking in India and Australia and will be doing extensive outreach in Asia over the next few years.


Jodi Kaplan is currently working on her newest dance film The 18th Parallel in collaboration with internationally renowned photographer Lois Greenfield. For more information please visit


APAP Internship – please apply by November 1, 2015 for APAP 2016. Two options are available:
•  APAP Affiliates garner extensive experience during the Booking Conference and showcases with JK&A. Commitment for the full APAP internship is two weeks overlapping APAP – January 4-18, 2016
•  APAP Showcase interns – A one-day commitment on January 17, 2016 with a preparation meeting the week prior to APAP.

Booking Dance Internships: JK&A has 3-6 month internships available. Minimum commitment is 10-20 hours per week. Internships in booking available for fall (including the APAP conference), spring, and for summer. Additionally, one ongoing internship in dance film available. Honorarium Available.

Fall Internship – please apply by August 1st
Spring Internship – please apply by December 1st
Summer Internship – please apply by March 1st
Email resumes/cover letters to

Currently Hiring
Booking Associate: Currently hiring a Booking Associate. This position requires a strong independent worker who is committed to a career in dance/arts administration. Responsibilities include booking tours domestically and internationally, contract negotiation, conference representation, consultation/Ready-To-Book workshop promotion, and office support. Strong interpersonal, organizational and computer skills (mac) a must. Opportunity for tremendous growth and long-term career. Ideal candidate has a love of dance, devotion to detail, and strong work ethic. Salary commensurate with experience. Hiring 20 hours per week to start with option for full-time. 

Email resumes/cover letters to


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Past Festival:


A dance "festival within a festival" at the Edinburgh Fringe

2015 Festival Information:

Back for our 7th Year in 2015!
Edinburgh, Scotland


Congrats Artists!
Booking Dance Festival at Bryant Park 

Friday, June 28, 2013 at Bryant Park
Featured a preview of our Booking Dance Festival Edinburgh line-up in the heart of NYC.


  Upcoming Workshops:


Ready-To-Book Artist Workshops

Fall 2015

Jodi will be teaching extended weekend and week-long workshops to introduce emerging artists to the business side of the arts world and help professional artists get to the next level. 

For more details please email or check back with us this coming fall!

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*READY TO BOOK consultations
*available for consultations in NYC, nationally, internationally, or via telephone.

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