The New York Choreographic Institute is pleased to announce a new initiative to support emerging choreographers who have been commissioned by a ballet company to create a new ballet to be presented on stage during their 2019-2020 season. This grant will provide the choreographer with studio time with a few selected dancers outside of the prescribed rehearsal period provided by the ballet company. This time can be used to experiment with ideas for the new ballet or to work out specific elements of the ballet. It is for the choreographer to have what we hope will be valuable time to further solidify their creative process. The amount of the grant, which can be up to $15,000, will be determined by a submitted application. Once granted, the studio time must be completed within one year.