World Dance Movement – The International Dance Festival, co-founded by Tony Award-nominated, world-renowned producer/director/choreographer and master teacher Michèle Assaf, launches Fantastic World Dance Movement International Virtual Dance Competition in collaboration with award-winning Romanian dance company, Fantastic Art Dance Company. The award ceremony will be broadcasted live on April 30 (also on May 1 and 2 depending on the number of entries). The deadline to register is April 1, and all videos will have to be submitted by April 12.
The virtual competition will provide dancers from around the world with the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of a stellar group of celebrity judges, including Brian Friedman, Tiler Peck, Medhi Walerski, Tricia Miranda, Bill Goodson, Dusty Button, Kat Wildish, Joshua Pelatzky, Assaf, Peter Oxford, Claudia Cavalli, Vito Cassano, Jessica Franco, Karine Newborn, Phineas Newborn III, Emily Bufferd, Ginger Cox, Damiano Bisozzi, Ashley Carter and a surprise guest judge.
Winners will be awarded prizes in cash and prestigious scholarships thanks to sponsors Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center, Steps on Broadway, LA Dance Magic, Showcase Australia Dance Championships, Sacred Heart University, The Space TV, Xperience and others. They will also have the opportunity to be scouted by World Dance Movement’s longtime partner Royal Caribbean Productions. A member of the casting team at Royal Caribbean will view the senior winners’ videos, and selected dancers may be offered a contract to work onboard their 25 award-winning cruise ships. Royal Caribbean has over 135 signature shows, including six Broadway musicals.
The competition is open to everyone in the world, and videos will be accepted from any concert or competition up to 18 months old or filmed in a studio or home setting. Dance films are also accepted. All pieces will be judged with vocal feedback for the participants to hear.
During these uncertain times, Fantastic World Dance Movement seeks to inspire and motivate dancers. Participants are offered a unique opportunity to receive constructive criticism by an incredible group of international world-renowned artists from the comfort of their homes and dance studios.
For more information, visit fantasticwdm.com.