McCallum Theatre’s Choreography Festival was launched in 1998 to support choreographers in their career endeavors, create new venues and audiences for dance presentation and support new trends and directions in dance via the recognition of dance making at the highest level of artistic expression. Since its inception, the festival has awarded over half million dollars directly to choreographers and presented 643 pieces of choreography highlighting 630 choreographers.
The Festival presents work from choreographers working with professional dancers of seasoned artistry and fully mature technique, ages 18 and up (Division I) and choreographers who are working with pre-professional dancers from aspiring and emerging companies, colleges and studios (Division II). Division I awards a $10,000 grand prize and a $3000 second place. Division II offers a $3000 grand prize and $1000 second place award. All finalists who participate in the festival performances receive finalist stipend awards ranging from $1250 for ensembles to $500 for solos in Division I and $625 to $250 respectively in Division II.
The 20th Annual Choreography Festival will be held Nov 11 & 12, 2017 and we welcome your participation. Choreographers may apply online at http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/index.php/education/choreography-festival/submit-choreography. The deadline to submit choreography is May 15, 2017.
If you have questions please contact Joanna Fookes, Festival Production Manager.
Education Program Coordinator
Production Manager/Choreography Festival & Open Call