Performing Arts Competitions

  2017 National Awards Competition: Classical Ballet

 

NSAL invites ballet dancers to participate in the 2017 National Awards Competition. The First Prize is $12,000, and other significant cash prizes are available.  The National Awards Competition will be held  during the NSAL Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, from May 29 – June 3, 2017.

Contestants must first compete on the chapter level.  Each chapter will hold its competition with individual dates. The first place chapter finalist may then proceed to the National Competition, where one contestant will win $12,000 and a series of other awards.

To compete at the chapter level, submit a completed application to the chapter that is closest geographically to your home or school. See below for the contact person or website of the chapter that is closest to you. Local chapters will pay travel, hotel, and conference registration expenses for the chapter winner to attend the National Competition.

2017 Classical Ballet Competition Rules and Performance Requirements

2017 Application

2017 Adjudication Sheet

Chapter Contacts for Ballet Competition

Birmingham                        

Cindy Free

205-516-0022

cindy@birminghamballet.com

 

Bloomington                                   

Karen Butcher

812-327-5090

kssb32@gmail.com

 

Central Illinois

Sylvia Arnstein

773-459-0411

sylviaarn@earthlink.net               

 

Clearwater/Tampa Bay   

Nancy Zelonka

727-596-8252

GSSNR135@aol.com

 

El Paso                                  

Dr. Lisa Smith

lisas@utep.edu

 

Florida East Coast              

Shari Upbin

561-392-4796

shariupbin@gmail.com

For application and details, visit www.nsalfloridaeast.org

 

Greater Arizona                 

Susan Silverman

602-840-1376

suzerina@aol.com

 

Greater New York              

Chair: Margaret Johnson

716-451-4004

mjohnson123@roadrunner.com

                                               

Co-chairs:

Lorraine Merghart Ballard

917-658-3589

lorraine.merghart@gmail.com

 

Mehdi Okasi

508-202-2946

mehdi.okasi@purchase.edu

 

Hawaii                                  

Sarah Richards

808-347-3318

richardss001@gmail.com

 

Kentucky                             

Rayma Beal

859-223-8062

rayma.beal@uky.edu

 

Little Rock

Harold Dean

501-753-7355

deanharold@sbcglobal.net

 

New Jersey                          

Susan Coutts

c/o Dance Innovations,

3 Town Square, Chatham, NJ 07928

973-635-1205

danceDIPF@aol.com

 

Chapter President

Judy Martorelli

vzey5j6o@verizon.net

973-267-0952

 

Ohio River Valley              

Mindy Wilson

Cell 304-485-5283

Home 304-420-9554                                   

mdwilson73@gmail.com

                                                     

Patricia Wilson

304-480-1081

dwpw@suddenlink.net                                                                                                        

 

Pittsburgh

Mindy Rossi-Stabler

412-338-6121

mrossistabler1@pghboe.net   

 

St. Louis                                

Liz Branstetter

636-724-0718

cmt.eab@sbcglobal.net  

 

Virginia, N. Carolina          

Diana Freeman

Cell 703-303-2247

Home 434-591-0990

freemanhome17@gmail.com

 

Washington DC                   

Janice Nevan

Cell 703-850-8120

Home 703-435-0561

janevin@verizon.net

 

Alicia Klaffky

klaffkys@yahoo.com

Schedule of Upcoming Competitions

 

2017 National Awards Competition: Dance

The National Competition will be in Boca Raton, Florida.

2018 National Awards Competition: Music (Instrumental)

The National Competition will be in Chautauqua, New York.

2019 National Awards Competition: Drama

The National Competition will be in Washington, D.C.