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Joffrey Ballet Winning Works

July 15, 2021

The Winning Works Choreographic Competition was created to recognize talented and emerging ALAANA choreographers whose unique perspective will ignite creativity in the form of original works of dance.

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces a national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) artists to submit applications for the Joffrey Academy’s Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition.

The winning choreographers will be awarded a $5,000 stipend and will create original works on the Joffrey Studio Company and the Academy Trainees culminating in a final performance in March 2022 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The winners will also have the opportunity to seek guidance from Ashley Wheater MBE, The Joffrey Ballet’s The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director and Raymond Rodriguez, Abbott Academy Director.



  • 2+ years of experience setting work on classically trained dancers
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Living in the U.S. or able to cover travel expenses to the US.


  • Video clip containing 2 or more choreography excerpts (please include original sound/music), along with a brief written description. Each choreography excerpt should not exceed 5 minutes. Submitted excerpts must include a work containing at least 8 dancers in the piece. In-studio rehearsal footage is also encouraged. Excerpts may be combined into one video or submitted in separate video clips.
  • A letter of intent describing your interest in the competition and the kind of work you will create in 500-1,000 words
  • Headshot
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three references

There is no submission fee.

To learn more and apply, click here.


July 15, 2021
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