Young Choreographers Showcase & Prize

San Diego Dance Theater annually seeks young dancemakers to participate in the Young Choreographers Showcase & Prize, a competition that awards three prizes to participants: Best Overall Choreography, Best Dancer, and Audience Favorite.


This exhilarating show is a beloved staple in San Diego, with its main purpose being to bring exposure and support to young choreographers in the community.  


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This Year's Showcase

This season, SDDT invites submissions that focus on social justice themes that find dance as a voice for transformation. Artistic content is encouraged to foster awareness, acceptance, and change.  While this program is a contest, it is also a supportive process building collaboration, creative expression, and community.


Application Deadline: March 25, 2022
Finalist Notified: April 8, 2022
Performance: June 4 & 5, 2022
On stage at Liberty Station

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Application Requirements

  • Must be between the ages of 18-30 by June 4th, 2022

  • Must be a resident of San Diego County or Northern Baja Mexico

  • Must be a piece that has not been performed in San Diego County (New Works Only)

  • Final works encourage a focus on social justice.

  • 3 minutes work sample  

Applications will open February 25, 2022