“[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

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 will be announcing the 2019 Emerging Choreographers in January, 2019.

Want to apply as an Emerging Choreographer?


Mark Caserta (United States)

Rachel Erdos (Israël)

MA•ZE | Kristof Varnagy & Emese Nagy (Hungary)

slowdanger | Taylor Knight & Anna Thompson (United States)

The TL Collective | Micaela Taylor (United States)


Emerging Choreographer Danielle Russo (2012) | Installation at Place des arts, Montréal; Photo: Fito Pardo

Previous Emerging Choreographers


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.”