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New American Talent/Dance

Stephen Mills' nationally renowned biennial choreographic project New American Talent/Dance returns for the third time in late March, but to its new home at the AustinVentures StudioTheater.

Ballet Austin presents three early to mid career dance-makers from across the country as part of the competitive project, but this time you'll enjoy the premieres of these new works in a more intimate and dynamic space.

Live audience voting, nationally recognized jurors and up to $20,000 in prize money make this one of the hottest dance experiences in the country.  Bring your phone and text your vote!

Photo by Amitava Sarkar

The AustinVentures StudioTheater, (501 W. 3rd St)

Mar 25 | 7pm
Mar 26 | 8pm
Mar 27 | 8pm
Mar 28 | 3pm
Apr 1 | 7pm
Apr 2 | 8pm
Apr 3 | 3pm, 8pm
Apr 4 | 3pm
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"Smart, funny, and rich."  - Austin American-Statesman

"Just like a new baby, new art needs a little push." "This weekend, the audience will have the last word, American Idol style."  - CultureMap, Houston

"In short, sports fans, they got game."  - The Austin Chronicle

"sheer joy, energy and humor" - The Austin Chronicle


The Austin Chronicle

This Year's Finalists

KT Nelson
San Francisco, CA


Nelly van Bommel
New York City, NY




Dominic Walsh
Houston, TX


This Year's Jurors

Alicia Adams — Vice President of International Touring,  Kennedy Center

Julie Nakagawa — Artistic Director/Co-founder, DanceWorks Chicago

Paul Vasterling — Artistic Director, Nashville Ballet


Directions and Parking

For directions and parking information for the AustinVentures StudioTheater, click here.

Valet Parking is available for all shows.

Thursday, April 1, Valet Parking is available for $7 at the 360 Valet (at the corner of Nueces and 3rd St.) –across the street from the AustinVentures StudioTheater entrance. 

April 2-4, Valet Parking is available for $8 by the front door to Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center at 3rd and San Antonio Streets*.

*Please note Valet Parking will not be available on Saturday, April 3 for the 3:00 pm performance.



Photo by Amitava Sarkar Photo by Tony Spielberg Photo by Tony Spielberg

   Photo by Tony Spielberg  Photo by Tony Spielberg  Photo by Tony Spielberg

Video Preview

Finalist Interviews



New American Talent/Dance 2010
The 3rd biennial New American Talent/Dance national choreographic competition brings the most compelling American dance makers together to showcase their latest world premieres in a competitive arena. Explore the interactive to learn more about his year's finalists, jurors, and programming!
Launch interactive micro-site.


New American Talent/Dance 2006/2008
New American Talent/Dance is a groundbreaking choreographic competition that features three of the top emerging choreographers in the nation, three internationally-renowned judges, and live audience voting. Explore the first two competitions. See video excerpts and hear what the choreographers had to say about their experiences. Launch interactive micro-site.

Interpreting Contemporary Ballet
Contemporary ballet, like most contemporary art forms, challenges audiences. While Many describe enjoying the experience, audiences often wish they knew more about dance or held some special insights to interpret meanings in the work. Learn more about Interpreting Contemporary Ballet. Launch interactive micro-site.

Max's Wine Dive

Experience gourmet comfort food and Wines of the World right around the corner! Visit Max's Wine Dive for pre- and post-Ballet meals and enjoy 2 for 1 Happy Hour Appetizers.

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