Performing Arts


New York’s theatre, music, and dance worlds are unparalleled in their quality and offering of opportunities to learn from innovators, classicists and independent spirits.

Acting, Directing, Design, Technical Production

Observe and assist with production work in professional theatres, acting studios, talent and casting agencies, and with individual designers.

Music Performance, Composition & Recording

Work in all forms of music and the related fields of production, management, recording, criticism, and composition.

Dance & Choreography

Work closely with a choreographer, dance journal, a company, dance service organization, or studio. In some cases, you may receive classes in exchange for your work.

Administration & Management

Observe and assist with day-to-day operations and learn management skills including audience development, marketing, fundraising, and facility management.

Recent internships in the Performing Arts:


  • The Public Theatre
  • Atlantic Theatre Company
  • The New Group
  • AMAS Music Theatre
  • 52nd Street Project
  • The Foundry Theatre
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre
  • New Dramatists
  • Circus Warehouse
  • The Strasberg Institute
  • TADA
  • Primary Stages
  • Lighting Designer Tyler Micoleau


  • Roulette
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Issue Project Room
  • Art on Air
  • National Sawdust
  • Clock Tower Productions
  • Factory 25
  • Creative License
  • DAP


  • Joffrey Ballet School
  • Abraham in Motion
  • Sally Silver
  • Jennifer Mueller/The Works
  • Gibney Dance
  • Dance Magazine


  • Upright Citizens Brigade
  • Standup NY
  • Magnet Improv
  • Gotham Comedy Club



General Inquiries:   NY Arts Program  -  212-563-0255  -  336 West 37th Street, Ste 1100, New York, NY 10036