Calling All Emerging Choreographers!


The development of new work is important here at Hubbard Street, and in line with that mission, every year the organization announces a call for entries to its National Choreographic Competition.

Through this annual competition, Hubbard Street identifies emerging choreographers to create original works for HS2, the second company of the internationally acclaimed Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Hubbard Street is committed to working with artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds and utilizes the National Choreographic Competition as a way to bring new voices into the repertoire.

The National Choreographic Competition (NCC) provides emerging choreographers two to three week artistic residencies, giving uninterrupted studio time and access to a world-renowned dance institution’s training company. Such invaluable resources are almost undoubtedly beyond the means of these young artists without this contest sponsored by HS2.

The winners collaborate with HS2 in-studio, teach master classes, and give informal showings of their works-in-progress. Residencies may take place in Chicago or elsewhere in the United States with HS2 partners.

Throughout the year, NCC winners receive local, national, and international exposure as HS2 performs their creations, leading to additional opportunities for commissions and furthering the careers of these promising choreographers.

Thank you for your interest in HS2's National Choreographic Competition. Unfortunately, the deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting new applications. Submissions will be reviewed by Hubbard Street's artistic staff and winners will be selected in March of 2014.

Selected choreographers will participate in a two to three week residency during the 2014-15 season to create an original work for some or all of the dancers of HS2. Residencies may take place in Chicago or elsewhere in the United States with HS2 presenting partners.

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Congratulations to the 2013 National Choreographic Competition winners!

Loni Landon
Alex Soares

Click here for the press release and more information.

Past NCC winners include:

Norbert De La Cruz III
Gregory Dolbashian

Maurya Kerr
Clébio Oliveira
Penny Saunders

Samar Haddad King
Dominic Walsh
Edgar Zendejas

Maurice Causey
Jonathan Fredrickson
Gabrielle Lamb

Terence Marling
Andrea Miller
Lesley Telford

Yarden Ronen
Janice Lancaster
Amy Raymond

Francisco Avina
Kyra Green
Edwaard Liang

Todd Williams
Gina Patterson

Steve Rooks
Johannes Wieland
D.A. Hoskins

Ayman Aaron Harper
Aszure Barton
Millicent M. Johnnie

Katarzyna Skarpetowska
Meredith Rainey
Camille A. Brown

Brian Enos
Alex Ketley
Priscilla Nathan-Murphy

Francisco Avina
Sonya Delwaide

Robert Battle
Jessica Lang