One of the world’s most prestigious dance events, the USA International Ballet Competition (USA IBC) is a two-week “Olympic-style” competition where tomorrow’s ballet stars vie for medals, cash awards, company contracts and scholarships.
Designated as the official USA ballet competition by a Joint Resolution of Congress, the USA IBC is held every four years in the tradition of sister competitions in Varna, Bulgaria; Moscow, Russia; and Helsinki, Finland. Audiences and participants from more than 20 nations enjoy a festival of events that includes lectures, exhibits and an International Dance School.
The next USA IBC will take place in 2023.
Get Schooled: USA IBC XII’s Educational Programming
If you're a fan of ballet or dance, then you won't want to miss out on the USA International Ballet Competition's educational programming in Jackson, Mississippi.
Dancing Their Way Into Legend: The History Behind USA IBC XII
In 1964, the first International Ballet Competition premiered in Varna before rotating among the three cities of Varna, Moscow, and Tokyo, adding Jackson, Mississippi in 1975.