Dedicated to the advancement of dance as an art form, specifically through the support and promotion of quality choreography, this festival includes a choreography competition, outreach projects, workshops, residencies and a Lifetime Achievement Award presentation.


Since 1998, the Festival has presented 738 original pieces of choreography and awarded over $740,000 in prize money.



“To say that this experience was incredible and thrilling is an understatement. It is an honor to have shared the space with such wonderful artists and such a present audience. I am irrevocably thankful for everyone that was part of making it happen.”
- Dolly Sfeir, 2019 Grand Prize winner