NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION AND JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER
FINALIZE 10-YEAR AGREEMENT
New York International Ballet Competition, which appeared in 2007 at the
Rose Theater, is pleased to announce that it has just finalized a 10-year
agreement with Jazz at Lincoln Center. NYIBC will hold the next five bi-annual
competitions in the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th
Street, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, with June dates in 2009, 2011, 2013,
2015 and 2017.
Exceptional young dancers from seventeen countries around the world, from
China to Colombia, will arrive in New York the beginning of June for their
two-week preparation period, during which they will learn the three pas de deux
selected for this year's Competition. Following their daily class, the
dancers will learn new repertory, taught and coached by distinguished artists.
The excitement continues when, on June 24th, they move into the beautiful
Rose Theater for the Competition, dancing before educated audiences and a
distinguished international panel of judges. NYIBC is a challenge, an
educational experience, and a career-maker for some of the participants.
Ilona Copen is Founder/Director of NYIBC; Eleanor D'Antuono continues as
Artistic Director; and Richard Chen See, newly retired after 15 years as a
member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, is Director.
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER is dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences for
jazz. With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and a
comprehensive array of guest artists, Jazz at Lincoln Center advances a unique vision
for the continued development of the art of jazz by producing a year-round
schedule of performance, education and broadcast events for audiences of all
ages. These productions include concerts, national and international tours,
residencies, yearly hall of fame inductions, weekly national radio and
television programs, recordings, publications, an annual high school jazz band
competition and festival, a band director academy, jazz appreciation curriculum
for students, music publishing, children's concerts, lectures, adult education
courses, student and educator workshops and interactive websites. Under
the leadership of Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, Chairman Lisa Schiff and
Executive Director, Adrian Ellis, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of
events each season in its home in New York City, Frederick P. Rose Hall, and
around the world.
For more information on NYIBC, visit