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Joffrey Academy opens call for ‘diversity’ choreographers

The Joffrey Ballet's Joffrey Academy has just announced a competition for minority choreographers. (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, the official school of The Joffrey Ballet, has announced a national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for the Joffrey Academy’s Seventh Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition.

The goal of the Award is to recognize talented and emerging ALAANA choreographers whose unique perspective will ignite creativity in the form of original works of dance.

The winning choreographers will be awarded a $5,000 stipend. The choreographers’ world premiere works will be showcased on the members of the Joffrey Academy Trainee Program and the Joffrey Studio Company in March 2017.

All submission materials must be postmarked by Oct. 1, 2016. Send application to:

The Joffrey Ballet

Attn: Winning Works Committee

10 East Randolph Street

Chicago, IL 60601

Or, email application to:

To apply, and for more details, visit: JOFFREY.ORG/WINNINGWORKS