Preprofessional ballet contestants looking to compete in next year’s 10th USA International Ballet Competition, set for June 14 to 29 in Jackson, Mississippi, have three more weeks to begin the application process.
In response to the large number of contestant inquires, USA IBC said the Competitor Application-Part 1 submissions deadline has been extended to December 9.
In addition to cash prizes totaling $75,000, medals, and special recognition, competitors will vie for contracts and/or scholarships with organizations including Ballet Austin, Boston Ballet School, Columbia City Ballet, Joffrey Academy of Dance, Nashville Ballet, The School of The Hamburg Ballet, and Texas Ballet Theater.
The 2014 international jury, led by Edward Villella, USA, will include Julio Bocca, Argentina; John Meehan, Australia; Feng Ying, China; Nina Ananiashvili, Georgia; Gigi Hyatt, Germany; Hideo Fukagawa, Japan; Ashley Wheater, Scotland; Hae Shik Kim, South Korea; Alexei Fadeyechev, Russia; and Trinidad Vives, Spain.
To begin the process, visit http://www.usaibc.com/compete/utm_source
+for+Competitors&utm_medium=email. To view a short video about the IBC, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht8IwFrIEI0.