“[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 Choreographers


Springboard Danse Montréal is committed to facilitating and showcasing the work of today’s up-and-coming choreographers. The Emerging Choreographers Project provides selected artists with elite dancers, 26 hours of studio space, and the opportunity to present work alongside our Principal Companies. Candidates are selected based on experience and the quality of their previous work. In addition to this unique professional development, Springboard provides each Emerging Choreographer with the opportunity to engage with talented dancers who may become future collaborators in an environment that stimulates and facilitates the creative process.


      • 12+ elite dancers in your cast
      • 27 hours of rehearsal time with your cast
      • Opportunity to create either:
        • 6-minute Proscenium work, or
        • 20-minute Installation work
      • 10 Principal companies from Canada, USA, Europe, Northern Europe & Israel alongside whom you will present at Usine C
      • Platform to present previously created work at Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme, Place des arts
      • 5 days of 3-hour 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, contemporary, Gaga and Flying-Low)
      • 450+ invited guests at the final showing, including Presenters, Agents, Managers & Artistic Directors representing companies from Canada, the United States & Europe