We are now accepting submissions for Genesis, the eleventh installment of our biennial choreographic competition. The production will be presented at the historic Pabst Theater in downtown Milwaukee, February 8-11, 2024.
THREE CHOREOGRAPHERS will be selected by Artistic Director Michael Pink to create a 20-minute work using eight Company dancers for a minimum of 75 hours of rehearsal time. Transportation to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, along with hotel lodging and daily per diem, will be provided.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000 plus a commission to create a new piece for Milwaukee Ballet at a mutually agreeable time. The other two choreographers will receive $3,000 each.
The winner of the “Audience Choice Award” will win an additional $500.
Eligible choreographers must meet and/or agree to the following requirements.
Entry Deadline: October 31, 2023
Notification: December 2023
Laura Gorenstein Miller, USA
Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Denmark
John Utans, Australia (winner)
Josef Hajzer, Hungary
Victor Plotnikov, Ukraine
Nelly van Bommel, France (winner)
Maurice Causey, USA
Cameron McMillan, Australia
Timothy O’Donnell, Australia (winner)
Mauro de Candia, Italy (winner)
Lucas Jervies, Australia
Edgar Zendejas, Mexico
Lauren Edson, USA
James Gregg, USA
Gabrielle Lamb, USA (winner)
Garrett Smith, USA (winner)
Riccardo DiNigris, Italy
Matthew Tusa, Australia
Enrico Morelli, Italy
Mariana Oliveira, Brazil
George Williamson, England (winner)
Cass Mortimer Eipper, Australia
Aleix Mañé, Spain (winner)
Kenneth Tindall, Scotland
Nadine Barton, USA
Price Suddarth, USA (winner)
DaYoung Jung, USA
Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and founded in 1970, Milwaukee Ballet transforms lives and connects communities through inspiring performance, community engagement, education, and training. Milwaukee Ballet hosts an international company of 24 dancers and a second company of 20 dancers, and is one of the few dance organizations in the nation to maintain its own orchestra.
MICHAEL PINK, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Michael Pink is the longest-serving artistic director in the organization’s history. Since joining Milwaukee Ballet Company in 2002, he has since established himself as a prominent member of Milwaukee’s arts community, demonstrating his commitment to the future of dance through new work, education, and collaboration. In 2019, he hosted the grand opening of the state-of-the art headquarters, Baumgartner Center for Dance. His celebrated production of Peter Pan was broadcast nationally on PBS, and his Romeo & Juliet was broadcast in the state of Wisconsin.