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Creative Movers

Choreographic Initiative

The Creative Movers Choreographic Initiative is a search for the dance makers of the future. Two New York and Tristate-area choreographers will be awarded the creative time and space to produce a new work for the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group.

Choreographers in contemporary, modern, or contemporary ballet styles, between the ages of 19-30, are encouraged to apply. Recipients will receive a $2500 stipend for a 40-hour rehearsal process, over a four week period.

Commissioned works will be fully-produced for a New York City theater to provide innovative, emerging dance makers the opportunity to develop their creative voices. Works will be between 12-17 minutes in length and will include the full company.

Creative Movers Choreographic Initiative

Application Process

August 2022

October - November 2022

November - December 2022

February 2023

Application Deadline

Deadline to apply is August 1, 2022.

Choreographers will be notified by August 12, 2022.

The creative process will be divided into two sessions. Each choreographer will create during one of the following sessions below.

Session I:

  • October 10 - November 3, 2022

Monday - Thursday, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Session II:

  • November 7 - 17, 2022

  • November 28 - December 8, 2022

Monday - Thursday, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Studio & Technical Rehearsals:

Choreographers must be available for studio and technical rehearsals.

  • February 13 - 16, 2023

Tentative NY Premiere:

  • February 16 - 18, 2023

Creative Movers Choreographic Initiative

Application Form

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Thank you for submitting an application for the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group – Creative Movers Choreographic Initiative 22/23.