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2024 Contracts, Professional Opportunities & Scholarship Offers


1st Place Classical Pas de Deux, Melissa Ploshchadina & Jackson Bayhi. Photo by Star Action Shots

As the curtains close on an exhilarating 19th ADC IBC Season, we would like to extend our gratitude to each and every one who contributed to its success. The event continues to serve the dance community as one of the leading scholarship platforms today! With the generous help of our partner companies and schools, we are able to provide

a wide array of opportunities to dancers at every stage of development. Our partners commitment to our vision goes much deeper than summer assistance. Many students are scouted and provided year-round free tuition including room & board scholarships. When these opportunities are extended for year-round programs, a particular student can be awarded anywhere from $25,000-$32,000 in scholarship assistance for the year. Students also have the unique ability to secure their first steps towards their professional careers within our program. Over 100 students have been given such an opportunity in 2024! In addition, we were pleased to offer 10 job contracts to BalletMet, Ballet Idaho, Joffrey Ballet Chicago, Oklahoma City Ballet & Texas Ballet Theatre,


Our reach within the Dance Community continues to expand. In 2022, we saw growth at an increasing rate due to our first US semi-final tour. Just over 650 scholarship opportunities were awarded that year. Now, after completing our 3rd US tour, the competition exceeded its goals, and awarded over 1,150 Scholarship or Professional Opportunities for dancers to develop their training or start their career. This equates to over $1 million in scholarship funding. Below you will find the complete list of professional opportunities and scholarships offered through the 2024 season.


As we approach our 20th Anniversary Season, let us carry forward the spirit of camaraderie, collaboration, and community that defines the world of ballet. Let us continue to inspire, support, and uplift one another in our pursuit of artistic excellence and personal fulfillment. Congratulations dancers, teachers & mentors! Here are a few highlights:

Professional Opportunities Offered


122 - Company Contracts, Second Company, Trainee & Graduate Program Positions

64 - Company Experience Programs


Summer, Year-Round, and Short Stay Program Scholarships


751 - Summer Program Scholarships awarded

67 - Year-Round Professional Training awarded

105 - Short Stay Scholarships awarded

41 - Tuition PLUS Room & Board Scholarships awarded


Statistics above do not include direct entry offers.


Top Prize Winners

Senior Grand Prix Recipient: Preston Walker

Junior Grand Prix Recipient: Daphne Horvat

Primary Grand Prix Recipient: Helena De La Houssaye

2024 Fernando Bujones Honoree: Miharu Kikuchi


2024 Fernando Bujones Honoree, Miharu Kikuchi


2024 Scholarships Awarded [FULL DOCUMENT]
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