"[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.

We are no longer accepting applications for Springboard 2019.

The notification of acceptance is February 16, 2019. For any questions, please contact emerging@springboarddansemontreal.com

To learn how to apply for the 2020 edition, please return in the fall of 2019.


  • 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.