The Australian Ballet and Telstra are delighted to announce the return of Telstra Emerging Choreographer (TEC), an initiative dedicated to nurturing choreographic talent and artistic creativity in Australia.

Where: Australia

When: Winner announced October 2022

Deadline for applications: Monday 11 July

Calling emerging choreographers! The Telstra Emerging Choreographer (TEC) initiative is back for 2022. Created last year by The Australian Ballet in partnership with Telstra, TEC is a pathway for emerging choreographers from all genres of dance to develop their skills and foster their talent.
Up to three finalists will be selected by our judges David Hallberg, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, Stephanie Lake, Director of Stephanie Lake Company and Josh Wright, CEO & Artistic Director of Dancehouse.
The finalists will be commissioned to create their dance film (4-6 minutes) based on their application, each receiving $3,000 to create their work. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and be entered into The Australian Ballet’s choreography development program Bodytorque in 2023.

How to apply: Choreographers are welcome from all genres of dance to apply from today until Monday 11 July 11:59pm by submitting a short-written statement and video (1-2 minutes) on what they would like to create using the theme “Identity” as their inspiration. Apply at

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