The work of the New York Choreographic Institute takes place year-round. The primary focus is on two working sessions — one in the fall and one in the spring — that provide choreographers with uninterrupted time and studio space, and allow dancers to experiment with different ideas, approaches, choreographic techniques, and music.
The following benefits are provided for session participants:
Application Deadline for the 2016-2017 Sessions is Monday, December 7, 2015
Travel, accommodation, and per diem.
Two-week rehearsal period.
Rehearsal space at New York City Ballet Studios.
Approximately three hours per day with dancers, either NYCB dancers (fall) or advanced students from the School of American Ballet (spring).
Informal showings of works-in-progress and/or demonstrations of different experimental approaches (invited audience only, no press).
Inquiries may be addressed to NYChoreoInst@nycballet.com or call 212-870-4060
To apply, a letter of intent, a resume, and a DVD or QuickTime file with excerpts of applicant's choreography must be sent by mail to
New York Choreographic Institute
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
Or by email to NYChoreoInst@nycballet.com
Please be advised that each excerpt should not be longer than 15 minutes.
Announcements soliciting applications are sent to the artistic directors of ballet companies and other dance organizations worldwide, as well as to former New York City Ballet dancers who are regularly engaged in staging ballets for other companies and may be in a position to recommend candidates.
Announcement of the program also appears in key dance publications — including Dance Magazine, Pointe, Dancing Times, and Ballettanz — so that all interested in participating have the opportunity to apply.
Application materials are screened and evaluated by the artistic staff of the Institute. Candidates are selected on the basis of their talent, experience and knowledge using classical ballet idiom. Selected choreographers are invited to participate in one of two sessions, either the fall session with NYCB dancers or the spring session with School of American Ballet dancers. The applicants will be notified by July 1st of the year of application.