VKIBC Live Accepting Applications
The Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (VKIBC), scheduled for live presentations June 20-24 at Symphony Space, NYC, is accepting applications now through January 31, 2022 from dancers around the world.
The Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition was born from a desire to give young dancers a platform to compete in a fair, unpolitical forum. VKIBC has quickly gained an international reputation for its fair scoring. Judges’ scores are based exclusively on the abilities of the dancer and are not influenced by status of school, coach or teacher. Dancers ranging from age 9 in the Pre-Youth Division, through professionals to the age of 26 in the Senior Division assemble for several days of competition. Competitors are scored meticulously by an esteemed panel of judges, all extremely qualified and reputable in their fields of expertise.
Valentina Kozlova has vast experience as a competitor, renowned coach and international judge. She understands the conflicts and demands put before both judge and dancer. Because of this VKIBC strives to ensure every competitor is scored fairly on technique, artistic interpretation and musicality. During the week of competition in New York City participants are offered a chance to take master classes and audition for scholarships.
On average, dancers from over 25 countries enter every year. Participation at VIKBC helps these young competitors in a myriad of ways, from learning more about how various classical variations are performed to winning a scholarship or contract, gaining more exposure, or simply see how they compare to their peers. Competitors are able to achieve these and many other goals during the week of professional, supportive and exciting competition.
VKIBC continues its dedication to creating a positive and encouraging atmosphere, allowing dancers the opportunity to further develop their technique, artistry, and understanding of the art. This competition is for the dancers – both classical and contemporary – to celebrate their talents and passion. The contemporary dance and choreography portion of VKIBC will take place on Wednesday, June 22nd.
VKIBC is also happy to announce that it is resuming its collaboration with the Lifar Foundation, under the artistic authority of Charles Jude, former etoile of the Paris Opera. Compulsory dances for the senior dancers are selected from Lifar’s ballet “Suite en Blanc.”
Participation in VKIBC Finals is by invitation only. All dancers need first to submit an Application on the VKIBC website. An audition video must be submitted along with the application form. The video must showcase at least one variation as a solo OR duet/ensemble as applicable. The videos must be no longer than 5 minutes and be in the form of a YouTube or Vimeo link. Application fees are $90 for the Classical or Contemporary/Neo Classical Competition, or $180 for both.
After the Application is reviewed, only those dancers invited to participate can submit a Registration in the Classical Competition and/or the Contemporary and Neo Classical Competition. Invited dancers will receive the password to access the Registration page. They will also be notified about the latest health requirements at a later date.
Visit www.vkibc.org for the application and more information, including a list of acceptable 2022 repertoire for application.