30TH ANNIVERSARY NYIBC CANCELLED
“It is with a heavy heart that the Board of Directors and I, announce the cancellation of NYIBC 2013. Since the passing in 2010 of our founding Executive Director, Ilona Copen, NYIBC has met many challenges. The most notable being raising funds to provide an educational experience of its magnitude, producing an event of its caliber and running a sustainable operation.
We had an amazing group of dancers apply this year from 18 countries, including: France, Israel, Chile, Belgium, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Ukraine, Dominican Republic, China, U.S.A. and Korea. Our teachers and coaches would have been honored to work with them, and as artists, they would have been privileged to work, collaborate and grow…” Read more.
THE ALL NEW NYIBC.ORG
In celebration of our 30th anniversary, The O Group, our branding and design agency since the inception of NYIBC, has given us a makeover. We are excited to share our new logo and look with our loyal friends, fans, followers and alumni! The new nyibc.org would have not been possible without the dedicated pro-bono work of Sharon Tzuang, Celine Hung, and an incredible team of interns and volunteers– Thank you! Access to photos, videos and information about NYIBC 2013 is right at your fingertips. Want to learn more about NYIBC’s 30-year legacy, including all 10 competitions? Then you’ll want to check out the NYIBC History page. Want to see what our alumni are saying about us? Take a look at the Testimonials. Visit the FAQ page to have all your NYIBC related questions answered and the Connect page to learn about the many ways you can stay in touch with NYIBC.
These are just a few of the new features on nyibc.org. Continue browsing to discover them all and let us know how you like them!
APPLY FOR NYIBC 2013
NYIBC is now accepting applications and application materials via an online dropbox. All interested applicants, who meet the eligibility requirements, can apply online here. Please be sure to read the RULES & PROCEDURES thoroughly to find out all the necessary information regarding eligibility, application materials and specific NYIBC 2013 requirements, before submitting your application. The deadline to submit has been extended to December 15, 2012.
11TH NYIBC TO TAKE PLACE IN 2013
The Board of Directors of New York International Ballet Competition (NYIBC), announces that the 11th NYIBC will take place at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center in The Time Warner Center from June 19-23, 2013. The participants repertory study will take place from June 3-18, 2013. This momentous occasion celebrates the 30th Anniversary of NYIBC, founded by Ilona Copen in 1983. Since the February 2010 passing of Ms. Copen, the NYIBC Board of Directors and Artistic Advisory Board created the Ilona Copen Award, presented for the first time to Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride in a Gala celebrating the life and work of Ms. Copen. The unforgettable evening of dance showcased dancers, including several alumni, from seven acclaimed companies: American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, Joffrey Ballet, Limón Dance Company, New Jersey Ballet and North Carolina Dance Theatre.