NYIBC is committed to excellence with a clear vision and a passion for nurturing international young talent. NYIBC is a bridge for young gifted dancers to advance their careers and it provides access to the international professional ballet world like no other international ballet competition by focusing on teaching and coaching repertory, the art of the pas de deux, providing dancers with a learning process, and passing the artistry from the mature artist to the young artist.
NYIBC attracts hiring artistic directors and choreographers who are confident that a dancer who has been mentored and trained at NYIBC can endure the rhythm of work and life in a premier ballet company.
Since the first NYIBC in 1984, our Alumni have gone on to successful careers with leading international companies, including: American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Royal Danish Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Shanghai Ballet, Miami City Ballet, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Boston Ballet, Washington Ballet, and Ballet Estable del Teatro Colón among many others.
Past NYIBC participants and where they are today:
1984 – Victoria Mazzarelli, Artistic Director, The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts
1984 – Alexandre Proia, Freelance Teacher and Choreographer in the process of starting Proia Dance Theater
1987 – Kenneth Greve, Artistic Director, Finnish National Ballet
1987 – José Manuel Carreño, Performing Artist, Master Teacher and Artistic Director of Carreño Dance Festival
1987 – Maximiliano Guerra, Director, Choreographer and Principal Dancer at Ballet del Mercosur and Co-Owner/Director of Fábrica de Arte
1987 – Xin Lili, Artistic Director, Shanghai Ballet
1987 – Anders Nordström, Principal Dancer, Royal Swedish Ballet
1987 – Yang Xin Hua, Director, Shanghai Ballet School
1990 – Barry Hughson, Executive Director, Boston Ballet
1990 – Diliana Nikiforova, Prima Ballerina, Sofia National Opera and Ballet
1990 – Silvina Perillo, Principal Dancer, Teatro Colón
1996 – Gillian Murphy, Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre and Principal Guest Artist, Royal New Zealand Ballet
2000 – Sarah Lamb, Principal Dancer, The Royal Ballet
2003 – Cesar Morales, Principal Dancer, Birmingham Royal Ballet
2003 – Ludmila Pagliero, Danseuse Étoile, Paris Opera Ballet
2003 – Victoria Jaiani, Company Member, Joffrey Ballet
2003 – Kathleen Breen Combes, Principal Dancer, Boston Ballet
2005 – Joseph Gatti, Soloist, Boston Ballet
2005 – Gleidson Soares Vasconcelos, Company Member, Ballet Arizona
2007 – Eun-Ji Ha, Principal Dancer, Finnish National Ballet
2007 – Wu Husheng, First Principal Dancer, Shanghai Ballet
2007 – Paulo Arrais, Principal Dancer, Boston Ballet
2009 – Amber Neumann, Company Member, Joffrey Ballet
2009 – John Mark Giragosian, Company Member, Joffrey Ballet
2009 – Ricardo Santos, Company Member, Joffrey Ballet
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