Choreography Competitions
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Want to enter a choreography competition? Start your search here. If you know of additional opportunities for choreographers, please email information to Lauren Wingenroth at

The Choreographers’ Ball is a new dance and choreography Competition.

The first edition will stand in Brussels – Belgium on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2016.

Prices :1000€  + One year contract management

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The only dance competition dedicated to providing a platform for up and coming choreographers of all genres

Get your creative talents seen by leading industry professionalsReceive helpful feedback, tips, & adviceMake connections with dancers, choreographers, & industry professionalsEnter for your chance to have your choreography performed live at the American Choreographic FestivalLaunch Your Choreographic Career!


Nacre, the Capital Regions premiere modern dance company, is seeking a guest choreographer for it’s 2016-2017 season. The selected guest artist (paid position) will have the opportunity to work with the company in creating an original piece to be featured during the performance season.

Due to an abundance of quality entries in previous years, and in keeping with Nacre’s commitment to showcasing up and coming work, up to 10 submissions will be chosen to have their pieces featured in our third annual So You Think You Can Choreograph!? Competition onSaturday, November 5, 2016 at the historic Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Springs, New York. After only two years, this has become one of the most popular dance performance shows in the region. Audience members will vote for their favorite, and the winning choreographer will be offered the guest choreographer position, It’s a unique opportunity to have your work featured and a chance to work closely with this renowned company. In addition to the winners, several finalists have also been hired for work by Nacre. Nacre is a performance organization dedicated to revitalizing historic choreography while opening the arena to new, emerging artists.

On-line applications are available on the website at Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2016. For additional information, please contact Artistic Director Beth Fecteau at or by calling 518-817-3833.

Visions Choreographic Competition

Ballet Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas


New American Talent/Dance

Ballet Austin

Austin, TX



Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition

Beijing, China


Contemporary Dance Platform

Cyprus, Greece

(+357) 25 34 39 00


Capezio A.C.E. Awards

Dance Teacher Summit

Long Beach, CA



Hubbard Street 2 Choreographic Competition

Hubbard Street Dance Center

Chicago, IL



Winning Works

Joffrey Ballet

Chicago, IL

The goal of the Award is to recognize talented and emerging ALAANA  (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American) choreographers whose unique perspective will ignite creativity in the form of original works of dance.  The winning choreographers will be awarded a $5,000 stipend and given a minimum of 30 rehearsal hours. They will set their piece on the international members of the Joffrey Academy Trainee Program and the Joffrey Studio Company and have the opportunity to work under the artistic supervision of Joffrey Academy Artistic Directors Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev.


Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival

McCallum Theatre Institute

Palm Desert, CA



Genesis International Choreographic Competition

Milwaukee Ballet

Milwaukee, WI



New Adventures Choreographer Award

New Adventures

London, UK

+44 (0)20 7713 6766


Pretty Creatives

Northwest Dance Project

Portland, OR


International Choreographic Competition

Premio Roma Danza

Rome, Italy

0039 06 571762405


Charette Choreography Competition

Repertory Dance Theatre

Salt Lake City, Utah



First Steps

Ballet School Professional Division

Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Winnipeg, Canada



WMU National Choreography Competition

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

Contact Whitney Moncrief: 269.387.5826 or