"[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 2020 will take place June 7 – 26, 2020. The final showing will be on June 26th at 6:30pm at Usine C.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2020 edition on November 1, 2019. Please return shortly for application details.


  • 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
  • 9 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 (various forms of contemporary, including Gaga and floorwork, Ballet and Image Tech™ for dancers)
  • 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.