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Creative movers choreographic initiative

The Creative Movers Choreographic Initiative is a search for the dance makers of the future. Two New York and Tristate-area choreographers will be awarded the creative time and space to produce a new work for the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group.

Choreographers in contemporary, modern, or contemporary ballet styles, are encouraged to apply. Recipients will receive a $2500 stipend for a 40-hour rehearsal process, over a four-week period.

Commissioned works will be fully produced for a New York City theater to provide innovative, emerging dancemakers the opportunity to develop their creative voices. Works will be between 12-17 minutes in length and will include the full company.


Meet the selected Creative Movers Choreographic Initiative choreographers 



CMCI Choreographer 2023

Vernard J. Gilmore, a Choreographer, Teacher, and Dancer believes and strives for the tenacity of commitment to the responsibility of our individual life. Mr. Gilmore, a member of the Ailey company...

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CMCI Choreographer 2023

Eryn Renee Young is a freelance choreographer and founding artistic director and resident choreographer of XAOC Contemporary Ballet, a New York City-based neoclassical ballet company...


Creative Movers Choreographic Initiative Performance

The Ailey Citigroup Theater

February 16 at 7:30

February 17 at 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm

The CMCI performance, showcasing new works by Vernard Gilmore, Eryn Renee Young, and Artistic Director Bradley Shelver will take place from February 16 - February 17, 2024 at the Alvin Aiey Citigroup Theater. Join us in celebrating the artistic innovation and choreographic verve of Gilmore, Young, and Shelver and witness the next generation of dancers in the Joffrey Concert Group.

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