Applications due by September 1, 2018. The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces a national call for ALAANA* artists to submit applications for The Joffrey Academy’s Ninth Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. The goal of the Award is to recognize talented and emerging ALAANA 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. The choreographers will set their piece on the members of the Joffrey Studio Company and the Joffrey Academy Trainees culminating in a final performance in March 2019 and have the opportunity to seek guidance from Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Head of Studio Company and Trainee Program, Raymond Rodriguez. The Joffrey Academy of Dance’s Winning Works program will be presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s Edlis Neeson Theater, 220 E. Chicago Avenue.
ELIGIBILITY: The Joffrey Ballet is looking for talented ALAANA* (African, Latinox, Asian, Arab and Native American) choreographers with 2+ years of experience setting work on classically trained dancers. Applicants must be from a minority ethnic group, 21 years of age or older, must be living in the U.S. or be able to cover travel expenses to the U.S.