Here Are the 2018 Capezio A.C.E. Awards Finalists

"Peel" by Will Johnston and Marissa Osato, winners of 2017's A.C.E. Awards (photo by Joe Toreno)

We have so much ❤️ for the Capezio A.C.E. Awards, the annual competition that highlights gifted emerging choreographers from all over. Since starting in 2009, it's become an eerily reliable predictor of the Next Big Thing in choreography. And that's not an exaggeration: Past winners include Travis Wall, Al Blackstone, Melinda Sullivan, Talia Favia, and Martha Nichols.

This year's A.C.E. Awards will be held August 4 in NYC, and the just-announced list of finalists features some exciting names (if you don't already know Jaclyn Walsh, Nicholas Palmquist, and Rudy Abreu, believe us when we say that YOU WILL SOON):


Which of these top-level talents will win funding to produce their very own shows? We'll find out in almost exactly a month! In the meantime, take a look at all the impressive works submitted for this year's A.C.E. Awards, and at the winning pieces from last year's contest.

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