Helsinki International Ballet Competition

The ninth Helsinki International Ballet Competition will be held at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet from 30 May to 6 June 2022. The competition, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, was originally scheduled to take place in June 2020.

The application period for the next competition opens in November 2021. The competition program consists of both classical and modern repertoire. In Round I all competitors present classical variations and in Round II a contemporary piece. In the final round (Round III) competitors will perform both classical variations and modern dance. HIBC has two divisions: junior division (age 15 to 19) and senior division (age 20 to 25). The competition is open to dancers of all nationalities. The rules of the competition will be updated in autumn 2021.

Madeleine Onne, the Artistic Director of the Finnish National Ballet is the President of the HIBC Jury. Read more about the jury.

The organizer of HIBC is the Helsinki International Ballet Competition Association. The chair of the board is the lead principal dancer and choreographer Minna TervamäkiRead more about the association.

The first Helsinki International Ballet Competition was held in 1984. Read more about the history of HIBC.