The aims

1/ Increase and improve dancers’ exposure and reveal young talents

2/ Attract the attention of theaters company directors and choreographers for the new generation of dancers

3/ Open the world of professional dance to all dancers and all dance styles


Centro di Danza Balletto di Roma Via Aurelia 477
(scendendo di un piano rispetto la galleria commerciale)
Centre de Dansa de Catalunya
C/ modern 28 L´Hospitalet del
Llobregat08902. Barcelona
ÎLE DE LA RÉUNION DECEMBER 21,22 and 23, 2017
Deadline: December 20th, 2017
Rue de Paris, Saint-Denis, Réunion
Deadline: January 12, 2018
Ogólnokształcąca Szkoła Baletowa im. Olgi Sławskiej
- Lipczyńskiej w Poznaniu

Gołębia 8, 61-834 Poznań
Deadline: February 23, 2018
CCN Creteil & Val de Marne
1 rue Charpy, 94000 Créteil

Registration fees included: Book PRO (5 photos) + Solo Video

The finalists of the GRAND PRIX DE PARIS also have free access to Studio PRO.

The Grand Prix de Paris’ GALA

The Grand Prix de Paris’ GALA will take place on Saturday, March 3rd 2018 at the Grande Halle de la Villette, from 19:00 a 22:30

The final will be followed by the deliberation of the members of the Jury and closed by the award ceremony at 22:15 pm.


  • Daniel Agesilas

    President of the Jury

    Paris Opera, former Director of the choreographic studies at the National Conservatory of music and dance in Paris

  • Noëlla Pontois

    Prima ballerina with the Paris National Opera

  • Charles Jude

    Director of Bordeaux National Opera and Ballet and leading dancer with the Paris Opera, representing the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation

  • Thierry Malandain

    Director of the National choreographic center - Biarritz Ballet and founder of the Temps Présent company*

  • Guillaume Siard

    Former dancer, arts project manager, in charge of Ballet Preljocaj educational leadership - National Choreographic Center of Aix-en-Provence

  • Cathy Bisson

    Choreographer and Dance Professor at the National Conservatory of music and dance in Paris

  • François Delétraz

    Journalist at "Music - Opera - Dance" Figaro

  • Mourad Merzouki

    Director of the Choreographic National Center of Créteil and Val-de-Marne

  • Attilio Labis

    leading dancer with the Paris National Opera and Serge Lifar Foundation representative

  • Marie-Claude Pietragalla

    Choreographer and former prima ballerina of the Paris National Opera

  • Jacek Przybyłowicz

    Independent choreographer, ex dancer of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

  • Robert Swinston

    Director of the National Center for Contemporary Dance of Angers

The Grand Prix de Paris




Article 1 : Organization

Grand Prix de Paris 2018 - International Dance Concours & European Grand Audition
To submit your application, you must be between 16 and 26 years old in 2018. Your application is valid for a solo presentation in one of the following style:
Modern and jazz,
Urban (street, lock, pop, break, ragga, dancehall, fusion).
The choreographies should not exceed 4 minutes.
For candidates who could not be present during the preselection, we offer the possibility to compete via video. The choreography must be filmed in fixed-body camera with a wide angle, without light, without zoom effect, and without any retouching. In the event you choose to compete with this option you will need to register on-line and then send to the following address: the YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion link, pointing to your video. The video link should be sent no later than February 23th, 2018.
Applications may be filed from this day until February 23th, 2018 included, for candidates applying by video.
Applications can be submitted no later than the day before the preselection day in Rome, Barcelona, Reunion Island, Poznan and Paris. Date, hours for each preselection will be announced shortly on the website
The same candidate may submit several applications.
The finalists will have the opportunity to perform during the Final of Grand Prix de Paris’ Gala 2018 on the central stage of the Let’sDANCE® Festival. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 19:00 - 22:30.
The Organizer is in charge of the administrative follow-up of the application. It ensures the reception and registration, the instruction and the technical selection of the candidates and their information on the outcome of the various stages of selection. The organizer has the right to constitute an interim screening jury and set other preselection dates.
The Grand Prix’ Jury will attribute 4 awards in the Young Professional category and a Nureyev award. The Grand Prix’ Jury may also assign a Special Mention as well as a Grand Prix de Paris.
Nureyev award
Candidates whose application file has been registered can compete the Nureyev, by filling out the registration conditions as listed below. The jury of Nureyev award will be composed of Charles Jude, Noëlla Pontois, Thierry Malandain and Daniel Agésilas.
This jury will establish a shortlist of candidates. The selected candidates must perform their choreography:
For the Nureyev award, the candidate will necessarily present a ballet performance. The winner(s) will share a prize only if the performance quality satisfies the members of the Jury.
The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018.

Article 2: Definitions

The "Organizer" is the Association for the Promotion of the Performing Arts (APAV).
The "Candidate" is a person who applies within the limits of the application date.
The "Winner" is anyone having been selected in the final of the Grand Prix de Paris 2018
The "Contest" is the Grand Prix de Paris 2018 - International Dance Concours & European Grand Audition

Article 3: Applications and admissibility

The Grand Prix is opened to any person or legal entity (association or other). To each candidate that has applied following the Organizer instructions. The selected candidates must provide a medical certificate of dance practicing.
Under-age candidates (applicant younger than 18) must provide an authorization letter from one of their parents or their legal guardian.

Article 4: Evaluation criteria

The candidates will be evaluated according to the following criteria: choreography, interpretation, music, and the costumes.
The final score will be calculated from the total of the points obtained in each category. Candidates with the highest scores will participate in the Grand Prix finals. They will be awarded a prize.
The selected candidates for the Grand Prix finals will be exempt from entrance fees on the Let’sDANCE® Festival in Paris. The Grand Prix de Paris’ GALA will take place from 19h00 to 21h15 , followed by the Jury’s deliberation and the awards ceremony at 22h15 .

Article 5: Application

For video applications and candidates applying for the preselection in Roma, Madrid, Warsaw, Dresden and  Paris candidates must apply on the website
The registration process will take place online. The candidates are committed to complete the application form: Download the Grand Prix application form The application form can be filled out only in French or English. To complete the application, you must pay the fee of €120,00 Vat included per one variation, €150,00 Vat included per two variations, €160,00 Vat included per three variations
A confirmation notification will be sent to each candidate after completing the registration.

Article 6: Candidates obligations

Every candidate must commit and follow the contest regulation. Candidates must ensure that they have the necessary rights to exploit the choreography, music or any other intellectual creation. Any breach of the use of the rights protected by the Intellectual Property Code engages only the responsibility of the candidate. Candidates might accept the General Conditions of use made available by the host of the contest. Once the registration is completed, the candidate cannot request a refund.
Final performance and audition’s preselection:
1 -  You will be informed of your performance at least 15 days in advance.
2 - If you live abroad or in the province and you perform via video you will be contacted by February 19th, 2018. Please send us an e-mail confirmation detailing the category and style in which you are applying at

Article 7: Awards

The Organizer will inform the winners, at the end of the pre-selections deliberation, of their participation in the finals of the Grand Prix de Paris which will take place on March 3rd, 2018.
The organizer reserves the right to change the location and winners performance time according to the needs of the organization. The Jury of the Grand Prix de Paris will rewarded prizes with a value up to €10,000.
Advantage: Priority access will be given to candidates of the Grand Prix de Paris who wish to participate in workshops and masterclasses directed by renowned choreographers invited. The "Studio Pro" will host the first 80 dancers whose application will have been selected for the two days of the Let’sDANCE®’s masterclasses which takes place on 3rd, and 4th, March 2018 at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris , at a fixed price of 50 euros per dancer.

Article 8: Advertising and communication

The Organizer will ensure the Grand Prix radiance on its website, by its press relations, its media  partners as well as by any other communication support.
The candidate authorize the organizer use his image, at no cost, for the videos and the photos taken during the preselections and the Grand Prix of Paris’ Gala as well as at during the Let'sDANCE® Festival.

Article 9: Disputes

By applying to the Grand Prix, candidates accept the contest rules, without a claim possibility on the contest outcomes. The jury is sovereign. The winner's selection is a direct result of the scoring system as explained in article 4. For any dispute we will attempt first an amicable settlement between the Parties, if not the Paris Courts shall have sole jurisdiction.
This Content of the rules was drawn up in several languages : in French , in Polish and in English. In the event of any ambiguities, the french version of the Content of rules shall prevail.


Association pour la Promotion des Arts Vivants (APAV)
262 rue Saint Jacques PARIS (75005)
N° SIRET 823 630 066 00012