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Choreographic Fellowship

Apply to create a world premiere for BalletX’s 2024-2025 Season, under the mentorship of a renowned choreographer.

About The Program

Launched in 2016 with lead support from the Wyncote Foundation, BalletX’s Choreographic Fellowship unites one emerging artist each season with a distinguished choreographer who serves as a mentor as they both create World Premieres on the BalletX dancers. As one of the only programs in the nation that focuses on choreographic development in ballet, the Fellowship strengthens BalletX’s mission by prioritizing the creation of new works by new voices.


  • $7,500 Choreographic Fee to Create a 20-25 Minute Ensemble Ballet
  • Mentorship by a Renowned Choreographer
  • Round-Trip Transportation to Philadelphia, PA, with Per Diem and Accommodations
  • $7,000 Budget for Costumes, Scenic Design, and Music

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To be eligible for the BalletX Choreographic Fellowship, choreographers must meet the following requirements:

Be available for the three-week creation period (to be scheduled between January-February 2025) and performance period (March 2025)

Be able to legally work in the United States for the duration of the residency

Have completed your first commission on a professional dance company or University within the past 5 years

Be at least 18 years of age

Past Fellows & Mentors


Gary W. Jeter II

Gary W. Jeter II trained at Pebble Brook High School for the Performing Arts in Atlanta, Georgia; the Alvin Ailey fellowship summer program; and The University of the Arts, where he received a full scholarship and graduated in 2003 with a BFA in Dance. He danced with PHILADANCO! and Eleone Dance Theatre. Gary danced with Complexions Contemporary Ballet from 2007 to 2014. He has set works for The University of the Arts, Eleone Dance Theatre, Philadelphia Dance Theatre, Dance 2 and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Gary danced with BalletX from 2014-2018.

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Darrell Grand Moultrie

A recipient of the Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award, Darrell Grand Moultrie has created and staged works for American Ballet Theatre, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Atlanta Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet Colorado Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, BalletMet Columbus, Ailey 2, Tulsa Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, The Juilliard School, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, and NBA Ballet in Japan.

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Tsai Hsi Hung

Tsai Hsi Hung graduated from Taipei National University of the Arts in 2010. In 2020, Tsai Hsi received a Choreography Fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts. Shortly after, her work was selected by the Joffrey Academy of Dance for their Spring 2020 Winning Works program in Chicago. In 2021 she won Western Michigan University’s National Choreography Competition. Tsai Hsi teaches open classes at the Peridance Capezio Dance Center, NYU Tisch Dance, and /MOVE|NYC|, and she is the director of the Queens Ballet Center/QBC Company in New York.

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Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is an award-winning choreographer that has created works for 70 dance companies around the world such as the Dutch National Ballet, English National Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, West Australian Ballet, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Dance Theater of Harlem, among others. Her wide-ranging body of work includes short conceptual pieces, full-length narrative ballets, and dance films.

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The Choreographic Fellowship Program is generously funded by

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