“[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 ChoreographersMeet the Emerging

Thank you for your interest in Springboard’s Emerging Choreographer project.

To learn how about the application process to become an Emerging Choreographer, please visit the page How To Apply.

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.


Jasmine Ellis | Canada/Germany
Elia Mrak | USA
Michael Getman | Israël
Ryan Mason | Germany
La Tresse | Montréal
Eva Kolarova | Montréal
Guy Shomroni & Yaniv Abraham | Israël

Former Emerging Choreographer (2008), and 2013 MacArthur grant recipient, Kyle Abraham named Dance Magazine’s “Man of the Moment”


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“Pounding the Pavement”: Montréal Gazette article on former Emerging Choreographer Kyle Abraham

In 2008, Abraham created an installation in Montreal for Ballet Divertimento’s wonderful Springboard summer dance session. He became friends with one of Springboard’s founders, Alexandra Wells of New York’s Juilliard School. Since then, Wells has offered her comments on all of Abraham’s creations, including Pavement.

“She really gave honest feedback — what was necessary or needed more work. She can give me performance notes where maybe someone else would be afraid for whatever reason. She really goes there with me and tells me what is and isn’t believable, where I can take more time and where I take too much time.”