Dance in the footsteps of greatness.
To be invited to compete in Jackson is a prize in itself. It is the opportunity to dance on the same stage where Nina Ananiashvili, Jose Carreño, Daniil Simkin, Brooklyn Mack, Sarah Lamb, Isaac Hernandez and so many others have danced, and the world has taken notice.
To compete in Jackson is to be tested against the highest international standards of ballet and strengthened by the process. To dance Jackson is to be seen by artistic directors of leading ballet companies who are scouting for talent to fill positions as varied as the companies themselves. Competing in the USA IBC is a showcase for your individual artistry and a window for you to observe and learn from your peers from around the world. It is an experience of forming professional alliances that will become your artistic support system, your network stretching around the globe.
To dance Jackson is to inspire audiences of all ages, those who live for ballet and those who are new enthusiasts.
It is to be welcomed warmly–greeted with a bouquet, surprised with a batch of fresh-baked cookies, treated to a Southern-style meal, celebrated as the gifted artist you are. To dance Jackson is to step toward your destiny, forming friendships that will last and gaining fans who will follow you from this point forward.
Rules and regulations, application dates and all the details of dancing Jackson will be posted in coming months. The next USA IBC is June 10-23, 2018.