Artistic Director Michael Pink conducts a worldwide search and selects three finalists to present contemporary world premieres at the historic Pabst Theater. The audience votes alongside a panel of esteemed judges to crown the next rising star in the choreography world.

Lizzie Tripp. Photo: Eric Olson/Saturn Lounge

Milwaukee Ballet Company. Photo Nathaniel Davauer

"breathtaking dance, infused with the kind of enthusiasm you see when the dancers absolutely love what they are doing.”


An International Affair

We are the only Company in the United States to host an international competition. Be a part of something happening only in Milwaukee.

Success Stories

Winners of this competition have gone onto become Princess Grace Award winners (Gabrielle Lamb, New York City), artistic directors (Mauro de Candia, Italy), founders of their own dance companies (Nelly von Bommel, France), resident choreographers (Timothy O’Donnell, Australia) and win commissions for new work internationally. You can say you helped discover the next rising dancemaker.



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