National Choreography Competition Application


Western Michigan University National Choreography Competition 2020

We are now seeking applicants for our sixth biennial National Choreography Competition.

The deadline for submissions is Jan. 1, 2021 at midnight.

Please see below for the online application.  Additional materials noted below the application must be emailed to

The winner of the competition will be commissioned to create a work premiering in WMU Department of Dance's Winter Gala Dance Concert  2022.  The winner will also receive a $5000 prize.


Eligibility: Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and a U.S. citizen


Additional Materials required

  • The following supporting materials must be emailed to Please include National Choreography Competition in the subject line.
  1. YouTube or Vimeo link of one complete work
  2. YouTube or Vimeo link of two consecutive minutes of one additional work. No choreographic reels, please. * Please modify settings on your Vimeo account to allow access to share via a private link.
  3. One-page proposal of the work you would like to create.
  4. Video recording of applicant describing proposal. No more than three minutes, please.
  5. Choreographic resume and print quality headshot.
  6. At least two references to be contacted.
  7. Contact information (email address, USPS mailing address, phone numbers).


*Finalists will be responsible for providing video materials in a format that can be used on our website for online viewing.  Further details will be provided to those selected.


Deadline for submissions: december 1, 2020 at midnight

  • Applicants will be notified of the three finalists via email in January 2021.
  • The winner will be chosen by an online voting process and announced in early 2021.