Maggie Miller's piece at the 2017 Young Choreographer's Festival (photo by Rachel Neville, courtesy Emily Bufferd)

Hey, Young Choreographers: This Could Be Your Big Break

Love choreographing, but having a hard time finding a place to present your work? It's an all-too-common problem for choreographers everywhere—and especially for younger artists, who tend not to have the kinds of resources their more established peers do.

Enter the Young Choreographer's Festival. Every year, YCF presents works by talented choreographers between the ages of 18 and 25. And it's currently accepting applications for its 2018 event.


YCF participants get the opportunity to show their dances at the beautiful Symphony Space in NYC. They also might have the chance to choreograph for outlets like The Eglevsky Ballet and Brooklyn Dance Festival, and each one is mentored by a working artist who helps them prepare for the performance.

Interested? Applications are due January 31, so go prep a video of your best piece and then visit youngchoreographersfestival.com to download the application form.

In case you need a little choreographic inspo, here are some highlights from last year's festival:

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