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Winners from the 2016 Young Choreographers Showcase

Daniel Diaz - Most Original

Hannah Pritchett - Best Indivual Dancer

Julio Velazquez - Audience Favorite

Photos by Manny Rotenberg


San Diego Young Choreographers
Showcase and Prize 2017

San Diego Dance Theater is pleased to announce our 7th annual search
for young choreographers.


Click for Application: Due December 15, 2016

We are seeking choreographers between the ages of 18 and 35, to participate in our 7th annual San Diego Young Choreographers Showcase and Prize. The event is scheduled for March 4, 2017 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to build your career in choreography and a chance to win a portion of the prize money and future presentation award.

We look forward to all of the exciting,
innovative choreography that will be submitted!
We encourage choreographers of ALL styles of dance to apply!

This year the guidelines are as follows:
  • Choreographer must be between the ages of 18 and 35 by March 4, 2017.
  • Choreographer must be a permanent resident of San Diego County.
  • Choreographer and dancers must be available for the full day of March 4, 2017.
  • Application must be presented in a professional manner, with evidence of integrity and passion for creating dance.
  • The dance must be NEW choreography, never before performed.

Finalists will be announced by December 22, 2016.

A panel of judges and the audience will award prize money in several categories including "Most Original Choreography," "Audience Favortive," "Most Compelling Performance by a Single Dancer," and "Best Performance by a Group (3 or More Dancers)."

Performance: March 4, 2017
White Box Live Arts
2590 Truxtun Road, #205
San Diego, CA 92106

For more information:
Call: 619.225.1803 or Email:

The San Diego Young Choreographers Showcase and Prize helps us attain the diversity component of our Mission: To provide access to the training in, viewing, and performing of San Diego Dance Theater’s dances by diverse audiences and dancers.

Please call or email for more information.
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