Apply to create a new work on BalletX’s 2022-2023 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
“I think the Choreographic Fellowship is really important, and I would hope that more people would take up that light and carry it forward.”
Katarzyna Skarpetowska, 2019 Choreographic Fellow
Past Fellows & Mentors
CHOREOGRAPHIC FELLOW, 2022
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, and Battery Dance of New York will premiere an original work by Tsai Hsi in the summer of 2022. 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.
The Belgian-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is an award-winning and sought-after 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, and Dance Theater of Harlem, among others. In 2019, Annabelle became the recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award as well as the program director of the Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Ballet Summer Course.
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