"[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 2018 will take place June 10 – 29, 2018. The final showing will be on June 29 at 6:30pm at Usine C.


Thank you for your interest in Springboard’s Emerging Choreographer project. We will begin accepting submissions for 2018 Emerging Choreographers as of October 1, 2017. Please return at this time for the necessary information and online application form. All applications must be received by December 1, 2017.

Those who are submitting materials from outside of the US are advised to mail their materials early enough to allow for unforeseen delivery delays.

The Response Deadline is January 5, 2018.

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

1. Complete and submit the online application form, which will be available here on October 1, 2017.

2. Send by mail† the following items:

  • 2 copies of your Choreographic CV;
  • 1 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 address where to send your physical materials will be available as of October 1. Applications must be received by December 1, 2017, or they will not be considered.

The fee to apply as an Emerging Choreographer is $40* USD, payable upon registration. Cheques will not be accepted.

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

*A processing fee of $5 per application will be applied upon checkout


If you are applying as both a DANCER and an EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHER for Springboard 2017, you must complete two separate applications: one as a Dancer (the Dancer application process is available here) and one as an Emerging Choreographer. Total fees for both applications are $75* USD. Cheques will not be accepted.

*A processing fee of $5 per application will be applied upon checkout


  • 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