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New Date for World Ballet Competition 2020

Due to the developments around the world of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the World Ballet Competition's 2020 Finals Edition will now be held from October 26 - November 1, 2020. The location remains the same: the Orange County Convention Center's Linda Chapin Theater located in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Hotel Partner: We are working to establish a discounted nightly rate for our participants with a hotel near the theater. We will be announcing that information by email once it becomes available.

We know the tireless effort, sacrifice and hard work you, your coaches and parents all have put in to reach an elite level of dance and we look forward to showcasing the talent of each competitor on our global stage.

On behalf of all of us at the World Ballet Competition, we thank you for your continued support, understanding and patience as we navigate our path forward. We send our best wishes to all of you and please stay safe!

Vasile Petrutiu, WBC Founder and Executive Director
and the World Ballet Competition's Organizing Committee

2020 Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors of the World Ballet Competition USA 2020!


Interview with WBC 2019 Silver Medalist: Grace Koznarek

At the 2019 World Ballet Competition Finals, Grace Koznarek received the Silver Medal in the Pre-Professional Category. She recently shared everything from how she trained for the competition to her sight-seeing explorations. Enjoy our chat below!


Apply for the 2020 World Ballet Competition

Judged by major international dance masters and artistic directors, the World Ballet Competition draws aspiring young dancers and professionals from around the globe to compete for more than $300,000 in cash prizes, scholarships, job contracts, and dance merchandise. Since its 2007 inauguration, WBC has awarded more than $3.1 million in prizes and helped launch the professional careers of previous competitors now affiliated with ballet companies in: Boston, San Francisco, Europe, Russia, Sweden, Japan and Canada.


Winners of the 2019 World Ballet Competition OPEN Brazil

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 World Ballet Competition OPEN Brazil! Finalists from this event receive a guaranteed spot to compete in the 2020 World Ballet Competition Finals in Orlando, Florida.


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The venue for the World Ballet Competition 2020, Orange County Convention Center, is wheelchair accessible. For futher information on Assistance for Guests with disabilities, please click here.