Project Tutu

Project Tutu is a Tutu Design Competition modeled after the famed “Project Runway.” It is sponsored by and the International Ballet Competition (USA-IBC) Jackson, MS. Amateur and professional Tutu-makers from all over the world are invited to Jackson, MS to compete for the prizes and be featured in the renowned Project Tutu Fashion Show. Ballet lovers can shop our scholarship silent auction for extraordinary costumes & services. Ballet & Fashion collide for this celebrated event every four years. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event in June 2023! Fashion Show

Thursday, June 22 at 1:30 pm

Westin Hotel / Free

We invite community members to join us for the USA IBC Fashion Show. Local dancers will model tutus crafted by amateur and professional designers from all over the world. The items on display will be judged on site as well as through an online voting contest. Onlookers will be able to bid on the creations they view in an in-person and online silent auction. There will be a small reception to follow the fashion show. Silent Auction

Auction open May 23-June 22

Check out the auction for a chance to bid on one or more of these exquisite, hand-made, costume pieces. The auction will take place online as well as in person. All proceeds from the auction will fund the Scholarship that is awarded to a worthy USA IBC competitor in order to help support their needs. The recipient will be announced at the Awards Gala on June 23rd.

Tutu School

Monday, June 14- Thursday, June 18

Westin Hotel presents design workshops in tutu design, bodices, headpieces and so much more! Come create your own masterpiece at one or all of these unique seminars. Click here for more information!

Interested in participating?

If you’d like to become involved in this celebrated event as a competitor or sponsor, please contact event organizer Claudia Folts at To learn more about all four Project Tutu Events, please visit

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