The Miami International Ballet Competition is open to dancers of all nationalities from ages 9 – 24.
The Competition will take place at the Julius Littman North Miami Beach Performing Arts Center
There are TWO PARTS to the Miami International Ballet Competition competitor application process.
All participants must complete and submit an application form, contingent on their selected category, along with a video, headshot and a non-refundable registration fee.
Please note that you can apply with a video dancing any variation.
Not necessarily using the variation you will be competing with. This is only an audition.
PART I: Online Application
ONLINE COMPETITOR APPLICATION
Available: July 1, 2023
Deadline: October 31, 2023
Participants may enter the competition as Individual Competitors or as part of an Ensemble or Pas de Deux, either representing a company or school or as an independent performer. There are three competitive categories, and four age divisions, each with an individual performance fee. The participant’s age division is determined by their age as of January 18, 2024. Dancers applying for the Pas de Deux category must submit two individual applications, one for each dancer. Please make sure to reference your partner’s name in the Partner Information section of the application. Competitors that enter in the Individual or Pas de Deux categories may also participate as part of an Ensemble. An Ensemble’s age division will be determined by the average age of the competitors.
Your online application form submission must include a video, a headshot,
and the corresponding application fee.
Please note that you can apply with a video dancing any variation from the approved repertoire list. This can but does not have to be the same variation that you plan to compete with as this is only an audition.
Individual Competitor: $50
Pas de Deux: $100 per couple ($50 per dancer)
Ensemble: $100 per group
*Please use the PayPal link to pay for your application.
Photo and Video Uploads
Individual Competitor: One classical variation from the approved repertoire list.
Pas de Deux: Adagio section from any of the Pas de Deux in the approved repertoire list.
*Please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and provide us with the link when prompted in the application. Video submission does not have to be of the work being presented at the competition.
No pre-recorded live performances. All videos must be recorded in a studio setting. Camera must be in a fixed location with no close ups, panning or editing. Wear normal rehearsal clothes such as unitards or leotards with a t-shirt for men. No leg warmers, skirts or anything that will cover the lines of the body.
Please note that you can apply with a video dancing any variation. Not necessarily using the variation you will be competing with. This is only an audition.
Headshots must be in black and white and no smaller than 3 x 3 inches following the sample.
If selected to compete, you will receive an email confirmation within 7 days of submitting the application (Part 1).
This email will have a password to access MIBC registration. (Part 2)
This will be your final registration form. You will also be prompted to upload your music at this time.
PART 2: Final Registration and Music Upload
FINAL REGISTRATION FORM AND MUSIC UPLOAD
AVAILABLE: Only upon completion and acceptance of PART 1
DEADLINE: December 1st, 2023
A late fee will apply after that day. No exceptions.
After completing PART 1, you will have received an email confirmation which will
include a password to access PART 2.
Your final registration form submission must include your performance music and
the corresponding registration fee(s):
*All registration fees will include: registration, free admission to all competition rounds, one admission to gala performance, diploma of participation, and admission to all workshop classes.
DIVISION 1: Ages 9 to 11 - $250
DIVISION 2: Ages 12 to 14 - $375
DIVISION 3: Ages 15 to 18 - $425
DIVISION 4: Ages 19 to 24 - $450
+ $100 VIDEO / PHOTO FEE per dancer
DIVISION 1: Ages 9 to 11 - $50*
DIVISION 2: Ages 12 to 17 - $50*
DIVISION 3: Ages 18 to 24 - $50*
+ $100 VIDEO / PHOTO FEE per group
PAS DE DEUX
DIVISION 1: Ages 13 to 14 - $300*
DIVISION 2: Ages 15 to 18 - $300*
DIVISION 3: Ages 19 to 24 - $300*
+ $100 VIDEO / PHOTO FEE per couple
*Please use the PayPal link to pay for your registration.
The only accepted format is .mp3 (no other file types will be accepted).
Your music must be recorded at desired speed, there will be NO adjustments made during the competition.
The competition will be played digitally, but participants are responsible for having a backup CD if necessary. For more information on music, please click here.
Miami International Ballet Competition will automatically accept dancers who have won any of the first three prizes or Grand Prix between January 1, 2023 and October 31, 2023; at the following international ballet competitions:
• Moscow International Ballet Competition
• Helsinki International Ballet Competition
• Varna International Ballet Competition
• Prix de Lausanne
• Jackson International Ballet Competition
• World Ballet Competition
• Golden Pointe Ballet Competition, Poland
• Certamen Internacional de Escuelas de Ballet, Lima, Peru
• Star of Canaan Dance International Ballet Competition, Hong Kong, Malasia, Taiwan
• Universal Ballet Competition
• American Dance Competition
Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements and have received one of these awards will not be required to upload a video or pay the $50 application fee and may waive the MIBC application process to go directly to registration by submitting the following by October 31, 2023: (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
(1.) A copy of the certificate awarded at one of the competitions listed, accompanied by (2.) a headshot.
You will then receive a confirmation email with your password for PART 2.
To begin your application for the 2023 Miami International Ballet Competition please make sure that you have read the Rules and Regulations and click here: