25th - 27th May 2018



brings together some of the most outstanding young dancers from around the world and serves as an introduction to an international career.

It is an auspicious occasion on which to promote cultural exchange and mutual understanding among its participating candidates and the audience, in the beautiful city of Vienna, the cultural heart of Europe. The Vienna International Ballet Experience is open to professional and amateur dancers, students and performers with and without disabilities. These include dancers with physical disabilities as well as dancers with special educational needs.



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Gregor Hatala


Min-Sook Lim

VIBE Managing Director Korea

Mina YOO

Advisory Director

Eun Soo Kim

Music Director

Sunghai Cho

Communication Manager

Myoung-lee Yoo

Project Manager


The jury, consisting of internationally recognized dance masters, directors and choreographers who are invited by the Organizing Committee, is in charge of the selection and evaluation system of the competition and the workshops.Competitors will be judged by their technical skills and, most important of all, artistry!

The scoring will be based on a 60 point system.In the final round a minimum average of 31 points is required for a third place, an average of 41 points for a second and an average of 51 points for a first place.

In addition the following prizes will be offered:

- Best future talent
- Best choreography and innovation
- Best musicality
- Outstanding Performance Grand Prix

Prize winners and pieces specially chosen by the jury by their unique merit will perform at the final gala at the Art Theater of KOOKMIN University in Seoul.

The WORKSHOPS are considered a major part of the Vienna International Ballet Experience and are open to competing and non-competing participants. They offer the young artists the possibility to be seen and work with jury members and guest teachers, learn from each other and meet performers from all around the world regardless of their origin or abilities.


Aurelien Scannella

Artistic Director West Australian Ballet

Roberto Altamura

Artistic Director Milano City Ballet School

Aurelien Scannella

Artistic Director West Australian Ballet

Roberto Altamura

Artistic Director Milano City Ballet School

James Jeon

Professor of Department of dance at Korea National Sport University 

Yoon Su Mi

Professor Department of Dance Dongduk Women's University

Solovyeva Anna

Professor Dept. of Ballet, Dongduk Women's University

Hyun-Nam Kim

Professor of Department of dance at Korea National Sport University

Kang Kyung MO

Professor at Kookmin University, Dance Department of Performing Arts


Director of Light Sound friend Dance Team

Hong, Hye-Jeon

Professor at seowon University Dance Department of Performing Arts

Baek Hyun Soon

Chairperson, Korean Dance Association


Han Myeong Ok

Professor at Korea National University Dance Department of Performing Arts


Jiwon Jung

Professor at Sejong University Dance Department of Performing Arts


Hye sun Yoon

Professor Department of Dance Dongduk Women's University


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  • All amateurs, students and professionals, with or without disabilities, of all nationalities are eligible to compete in the competition and/ or participate in the workshops.
  • Participants may enter the competition as a Solo, Pas de Deux, Trio, or Ensemble (4 or more dancers) in the Open (A), Ballet (B), Contemporary (C), Korean Dance/ National Dance (D) Dance Special (E) and Para Dance (F) category.
  • Participants will compete in the following age categories:
    • Mini: up to 9
      Children: 9-11
      Junior I: 12-14
      Junior II: 15-18
      Senior: 19+

    VIBE reserves the right to designate the correct category of the participants’ entry.
  • Participants are expected to perform at least ONE variation, pas de deux, trio or ensemble piece.

Ballet: all classical and neoclassical choreographies are allowed.

Classical: choreographed in the style of 18th & 19th century.

Neoclassical: original choreography or most creations of the late 20th century. A choreography in the style of W. Forsythe, J. Kylian, H. van Manen,... would be considered neoclassical for example.

Contemporary: no classical ballet technique allowed.

Open Category: any style of dance is allowed except for classical/ neoclassical ballet and contemporary.

Korean/ National Dance: all choreographies originating from traditional folkdancing

„Dance Special“: all dance styles for dancers with special educational needs and/or disabilities allowed

It is of high importance that the choreography is suited to the contestants age and capability! New choreographic creations for VIBE by teachers, coaches, friends, idols or the participant himself are very much appreciated!

You may submit or perform any variations or repertory fulfilling VIBE’s terms of rule but you must reserve all rights to the choreography for your performance!

All solos may not exceed 2:30 min.
All Group/ Ensemble dances may not exceed 4:00 min.
Classical Pas de Deux as dictated by the established choreography and music.
Neoclassical/ Contemporary Pas de Deux may not exceed 4:00 min.

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Solo: 120.000 Won
Pas de Deux: 150.000 Won
Trio: 180.000 Won
Ensemble: 180.000 plus 30.000 per person
Ensemble Mini: 180.000 Won

The fee is all inclusive for one entry of the competition and all the workshops offered by VIBE!

For each additional competition entry a new registration fee will be due.

If you are accepted, you will receive a confirmation email with further information on your payment and registration instructions. If you don’t receive an answer within one week please contact us (

VIBE has the right to refuse any application at its discretion.
The registration fees do not contain insurance for the participants. VIBE assumes no liability for a dancers participation during the festival duration.
VIBE reserves the right to use any photo or video recording of participants’ performances during the competition for promotional purposes.

There are no refunds and no exceptions.

Registration will end May 15th 2018!


Audition Registration Form for Competitors

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