Competitions

Callie Mick

Callie Mick – Top 12 at the International Ballet Competition Domenico Modungo in Bari, Italy 2015.

One of the best ways a student can rapidly improve technique and artistry is to undergo the rigorous training necessary to prepare for a world-class ballet competition. An additional benefit to attending various competitions is the opportunity to vie for scholarships for summer study at world-class ballet schools, scholarships to university programs, and contracts to major ballet companies, both in the USA and abroad.

IBC is the only school in Indiana with students who have received Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals at prestigious international ballet competitions, along with numerous 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placements; Top 12 placements; and special awards for “Outstanding School,” “Outstanding Teacher,” and “Outstanding Choreographer.” In addition, students trained by the IBC Faculty have received numerous scholarships to over 30 of the top pre-professional ballet programs around the world, as well as scholarships to some of the finest university dance programs in the world, all by way of these international competitions.

Students at IBC may have the opportunity to attend and apply for such prestigious competitions as the Youth America Grand Prix, World Ballet Competition, Prix de Lausanne, and the International Ballet Competitions of Indianapolis, Jackson, Mississippi; Bari, Italy; Varna, Bulgaria; and Moscow, Russia. As students must serve as representatives of the Conservatory, participation in competition is strictly on an invitation—only basis at the sole discretion of the Artistic Faculty.

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Marron Stephan

Marron Stephan at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida 2013. Photo by VAM Productions.

Divertissement - YAGP 2012

1st Place Winning Ensemble “Divertissement” at the 2012 YAGP Indianapolis Semi-Finals. Photo by VAM Productions.