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

Choreographer & 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.

The best competition entries of each category will pass on to the final round if a minimum of 40 points is achieved. In the final round an average of 40 points is required for a third place, an average of 47 points for a second and an average of 54 points for a first place.

Solo and Pas de Deux/ Duo will be judged together as well as Small Groups and Ensembles.

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 VIBE jury reserves the right not to present all of the announced awards or to share prizes between participants.

The Jury’s decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

Please be aware that VIBE does NOT hand out individual scores or jury sheets to the participants.

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

Duk-Gi AHN

Professor of Korea National University of Arts, Dance Department

Jiwon Jung

Professor at Global Education Institute of Sejong University Department of Practical Dance

Mi-Young Lee

Professor, Dance Department of
Kookmin University


Director of Light Sound friend
Dance Team

Hyun-young Woo

Artistic Director & Choreographer

Mina YOO

Choreographer &
Advisory Director

Kang Kyung MO

Professor at Kookmin University, Dance Department of Performing Arts

Yong Geol Kim

Professor of National University of Arts, Dance Department

YoUng Moon

Professor of Kookmin Univ. Dance Dep.

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 Global Education Institute of Sejong University Department of Practical Dance


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.


Classical/ Neoclassical Ballet: any choreography based on classical ballet technique
Contemporary: diverse techniques allowed except classical ballet technique.
Open Category: any style of dance is allowed except for Classical/ Neoclassical Ballet, Contemporary and Character/ National Dances.
„Dance Special“: all dance styles for dancers with special educational needs allowed
„Para Dance“: all dance styles for dancers with physical disabilities allowed
Korean/ National Dance: all choreographies originating from traditional folkdancing

It is of high importance that the choreography is suited to the contestants age and capability! 
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 (Minis 2:00, Solos contemporary Senior 3:00)
All Duo/ Pas de Deux may not exceed 3:00 Group/Ensemble may not exceed 4:00
Classical Ballet Pas de Deux as dictated by the established choreography and music. 
Choreography without music will be counted as part of the choreography's duration. The registering person shall give notice to VIBE about this when the music is sent. With regards to the duration of the music, a maximum of 5 seconds will be tolerated, beyond the time limit, but only to allow for the musical phrase to finish. The use of music with improper language is not permitted.

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Solo: 130.000 Won
Duo/ Pas de Deux: 160.000 Won
Trio: 190.000 Won
Ensemble: 220.000 Won (4 dancers) plus 30.000 Won for each additional dancer

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 age category is determined by the dancer’s age at the first day of the competition.

- For participants in the Duo / Pas de Deux, Group and Ensemble pieces, the average age of the dancers will determine the age category.

- The use of props is subject to previous approval by VIBE, during the registration process. Props that cannot be carried on stage by the dancers themselves are not allowed, as well as props/costumes that identify the competing school. 

- The registration fees does not contain insurance for the participants. VIBE assumes no liability for the dancers' participation during the competition. The organization declines any responsibility for accidents that may occur during the competition and/or for the theft or loss of personal property. 

- VIBE reserves the right to use any photo or video recording of participants’ performances during the competition for promotional / commercial purposes. - Participants and their parents and/or legal guardians give VIBE heir express permission to use any such photo/video recordings (including those containing their name or likeness) for VIBE's promotional purposes (including any uses in print, online or in social media). 

- A registration, once accepted and valid, may be cancelled at any time by the organizer with immediate effects, whenever a competitor, members of a school or supporters show the lack of respect and mistreat any member of the organization, the jury or a fellow competitor.

- Registration can also be cancelled by the organization in cases where the rules and regulations of the competition are not upheld by competitors, members of schools and supporters. 

- The cancellation of a registration will be communicated verbally or by email to the participant or teacher responsible for the competitor/school and is not subject to complaint or contest. The participation fee will not be refunded nor will any costs and expenses be paid or compensated. Registration in the competition automatically implies acceptance of the present rules and regulations.


Audition Registration Form for Competitors

3. I Want / We want to participate in the category

4. Personal Details

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Thank you for your registration.


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Schedule of VIBE Korea 2018



12:00 - 12:25 / Open Stage
12:30 - 14:00 / Competition / Mini, Children
14:00 - 14:10 / Open Stage / Junior I
14:15 - 15:00 / Competition /  Junior I
15:00 - 15:10 / Open Stage / Junior II, Senior
15:10 - 16:30 / Competition / Junior II, Senior


Korean Dance

09:00 - 09:25 / Open Stage
09:30 - 09:40 / Competition / Mini, Children
09:40 - 09:55 / Competition /  Junior I 
09:55 - 10:35 / Competition / Junior II
10:35 - 10:55 / Competition / Senior  

Contemporary Dance

11:30 - 11:50 / Open Stage
12:00 - 12:10 / Competition / Mini, Children
12:10 - 12:50 / Competition /  Junior I
12:50 - 13:00 / Open Stage
13:00 - 14:15 / Competition / Junior II
14:15  - 14:50 / Competition/ Senior

Open Category
15:00 - 15:25 / Open Stage
15:30 - 15:40 / Competition / Mini, Children
15:40 - 15:55 / Competition /  Junior I
15:55 - 16:10 / Competition / Junior II
16:10 - 16:20 / Competition / Senior


09:00 - 09:30 / Open Stage
09:30 - 10:00 / Competition / Dance Special
11:00 - 12:00 /  Prize Ceremony
13:00 - 14:00 / Gala



To be announced


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