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The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, Launches a National Call for ALAANA Artists for the Eighth Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition

Returning to the Museum of Contemporary Art


The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces a national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab, and Native American) artists to submit applications for The Joffrey Academy's Eighth 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 deadline for application is September 1, 2017.


The winning choreographers will be awarded a $5,000 stipend and given a minimum of 30 rehearsal hours. The choreographic work must be original and developed by the applicant and the finished piece must be a minimum of 10 minutes and maximum of 12 minutes long. They will set their piece on the members of the Joffrey Studio Company and the Joffrey Academy Trainees and have the opportunity to seek guidance from Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater. 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.


To apply, interested choreographers must submit the following by email or mail:

- DVD or video clip with a five-minute or less excerpt of their choreography with a brief written description
- Letter of intent describing interest in the competition and the kind of work that will be created in 500–1,000 words
- Curriculum vitae and headshot
- Application form with three references

Completed applications can be emailed to winningworks [at] joffrey [dot] org

or mailed to:

The Joffrey Ballet Attention: Winning Works Selection Committee
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago IL, 60601

Download the Winning Works 2018 Application

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The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, Launches a National Call for ALAANA Artists for the Eighth Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition

Returning to the Museum of Contemporary Art


The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces a national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab, and Native American) artists to submit applications for The Joffrey Academy's Eighth 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 deadline for application is September 1, 2017.


The winning choreographers will be awarded a $5,000 stipend and given a minimum of 30 rehearsal hours. The choreographic work must be original and developed by the applicant and the finished piece must be a minimum of 10 minutes and maximum of 12 minutes long. They will set their piece on the members of the Joffrey Studio Company and the Joffrey Academy Trainees and have the opportunity to seek guidance from Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater. 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.


To apply, interested choreographers must submit the following by email or mail:

- DVD or video clip with a five-minute or less excerpt of their choreography with a brief written description
- Letter of intent describing interest in the competition and the kind of work that will be created in 500–1,000 words
- Curriculum vitae and headshot
- Application form with three references

Completed applications can be emailed to winningworks [at] joffrey [dot] org

or mailed to:

The Joffrey Ballet Attention: Winning Works Selection Committee
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago IL, 60601

Download the Winning Works 2018 Application