International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers

Rubinald Pronk
The IOTPD is the international network of organizations dedicated to offering professional dancers the resources and support they need when facing the end of their performance career and preparing to pursue a new career.

Why is it important?

  • Many dancers end their performance careers before they have reached the age of 35, an age at which other professionals are reaching their most productive years.
  • Although their dance career may have ended, transition support enables dancers to transfer their passion, creativity and pursuit of excellence to a wide range of second careers.

What do we do?

  • IOTPD aims to ensure that every professional dancer has the support and tools they need to make a successful transition from dance and into a new career.

How do we do it?

  • By raising awareness of dancer transition issues worldwide.
  • By organizing opportunities to share experiences, find information and support.
  • By initiating and encouraging research about the role of a dancer in society.
PhB Grant
IOTPD Members
Dancer Transition Resource Centre
Dance Career Endowment Fund
Centre National de la Danse
Stiftung TANZ – Transition Center Germany
DCD Center Korea
Omscholing Dansers Nederland
Program przekwalifikowania zawodowego tancerzy  (career transition program for dancers)
Schweizerische Stiftung für die Umschulung von darstellenden Künstlerinnen und Künstlern SSUDK
Danse Transition
Dancers' Career Development
Career Transition For Dancers