"[Springboard creates] incredible artistic relationships that have informed and evolved my work as a choreographer and director."
Sidra Bell, previous Emerging Choreographer; Artistic Director, Sidra Bell Dance New York

Emerging ChoreographersHow to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Emerging Choreographer Project.

Springboard Danse Montréal 2019 will take place June 9 – 28, 2019. The final showing will be on June 28 at 6:30pm at Usine C.

Extended Deadline!

Thank you for your interest in Springboard’s Emerging Choreographer project. Exceptionally, we have extended the deadline for submissions: applications must be received by December 14, 2018. (*After December 1, late fees will apply.) The notification of acceptance is February 16, 2019.

To apply as an Emerging Choreographer, you are required to complete the following:

Please note that partial applications will be discarded.

Complete and submit the online application form. You will be required to submit the following electronically:

  • A link to recent work. Footage should show your most recent work that best represents your current explorations. An example of group work is recommended, as the selected Emerging Choreographers will be working with an average cast size of 15 dancers.
  • A copy of your choreographic resumé.
  • A Letter of recommendation as a choreographer.
  • A one-page proposal for a work, indicating your preference to create for the stage or an installation setting. If you would like to be considered for both please include two proposals with your application.
  • A personal artistic statement, one-page maximum.
  • The application fee*, payable via PayPal. Before December 1: $40 USD; After December 1: $50 USD.

*A processing fee of $5 USD will be applied upon checkout.


If you are applying as both a DANCER and an EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHER for Springboard 2019, you must complete two separate applications and submit two separate application fees.

  1. The Emerging Choreographer online application:
    • Complete the online registration form;
    • Submit materials electronically;
    • Submit the application fee* of $40 USD ($50 USD after December 1) via PayPal.
  2. The Dancer application, which is comprised of two portions (details are available here): 
    1. Online: 
      • Complete the online registration form, available here;
      • Submit materials electronically;
      • Submit the registration fee* of $30 USD ($40 USD after December 1) via PayPal.
    2. By mail:
      • Send by mail a copy of your headshot, resumé, and a letter of recommendation.

*A processing fee per application will be applied upon checkout.


  • 15+ elite dancers in your cast
  • 24 hours of rehearsal time with your cast
  • Free access to studio space during the project (upon request)
  • Opportunity to create either:
    • 6-minute Proscenium work, or
    • 20-minute Installation work
  • 10 Principal companies from Canada, the United States and Europe alongside whom you will present at Usine C
  • Platform to present previously created work at Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme, Place des arts
  • 15 hours of workshops with the Principal Companies during Week One
  • Opportunity to observe Principal companies during Weeks Two & Three rehearsals
  • 15 morning classes with 5 teachers (ballet and various forms of contemporary, including Gaga and floorwork)
  • 450+ invited guests at the final showing, including Presenters, Agents, Managers & Artistic Directors representing companies from Canada, the United States & Europe
  • Free downloadable link to the video of the final showing


Please direct any questions you may have to emerging@springboarddansemontreal.com.