Expression International Dance Competition 2023

By I.D.A. - International Dance Association

Additional information
  • Age: 6 years and above
  • Start time:09:00
  • End time:20:00
Sunday 26
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Competitions and contests
Contemporary, Modern, Jazz


IDA is proud to announce 18th edition of  EXPRESSION: the competition that every year is confirmed as best in Europe.

EXPRESSION is a precious occasion for students, teachers and choreographers to share the wonderful art of dance in front of a panel of world recognized judges.

Plenty of opportunities for all participants: money prizes, scholarships for high level dance academies and companies, special mentions and the possibility to get involved in one of many educational dance events organized by IDA.

We are looking forward to look after your talent!

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• Classical and Neoclassical Ballet - soloists / groups: children, junior, over • Modern Jazz Contemporary - couples / groups: children, junior, over


Expression International Dance Competition Jury is made up of teachers, choreographers, dancers and international dance schools and associations, who will evaluate technique, dance composition, choreography and ability showed on stage, discovering talented dancers.

The list of jurors is being updated…

Peter Lewton-Brain

Scientific head and professor Pôle National Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower (PNSD) in Cannes

Nancy Kadel

IADMS President

Alessio Natale

Artistic director, choreographer and teacher at The Place Dance Studio Madrid and The Place Dance LAB

Massimo Gerardi

Ballettakademie der Wiener Staatsoper rehearsal director

Jay Asolo

Professional dancer and choreographer - RETRO KINGS&QUEENS COMPANY

Kateřina Kračmanová

Director of DANCE WITHOUT LIMITS - Czech Republic

Nastja Bremec Rynia

Artistic director MN Dance Company, Slovenia

Michael Rynia

Artistic director MN Dance Company, Slovenia

Thelma Flores

International Director Joffrey Ballet School

Paula Fonseca

Director of the Centro Cultural de Belém


Professional dancer of HipHop and African dances

Lala Blhite

choreographer and dancer, author, screenwriter, actress, director and producer

Arben Giga

Choreographer and Creative Director of “Not Just Hip Hop”

Gali Kalef Hayun

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

Alen Bottaini

Director and founder Bavaria Ballet Academy

Daniela Rapisarda

Artistic director and choreographer Oniin Dance Company

Alessandro Vacca

Choreographer and Principal Dancer Oniin Dance Company



Intensive at PNSD with audition


Summer intensive - 1 month of courses in Madrid (luglio 2023)


Direct acces to privete selections for the Ballettakademie der Wiener Staatsoper from the 3rd to the 5th of May, access to all training included


Two days of personal intensive training with RETRO KINGS&QUEENS COMPANY and a professional video shoot at the end


Scholarship for spring intensive - 3 days in Prague (Rep. Ceca) or for summer intensive - 3 days in Humpolec (Rep. Ceca) - Focus on Contemporary Dance and Choreographic Composition


MN Dance Company Summer Intensive Program


Free entry ticket for a performance in Italy of Kibbuts Contemporary Dance Company


Intensive Summer Stage Joffrey Ballet School: USA, Mexico, Italy


The Centro Cultural de Belém offers the chosen artist the opportunity to participate as an observer in the works of the Batsheva company (from 11 to 14 July) and will also be able to participate for free in the Gaga Masterclass held by the Batsheva Company (14 July)


The Week, Cesenatico 9 - 16 July • Not Just Hip Hop, London • Dance For Fun, Jesolo - 1 week in July


Summer Intensive Scholarship 2023; study week; direct admission to the Bavaria Ballet Academy


Entrance ticket for a show in Italy. € 200 scholarship for Kibbutz Summer Intensive 2023 in Tel Aviv

Jurors of past editions

Alessio Carbone

Principal Dancer of Opera Des Paris and director Company Les Italiens De L'Opéra

Nicola Monaco

Dancer, teacher and rehearsal director for Akram Khan Company Ballet

Bruno Caprioli

Director at the "Horizons" company, Modern Jazz dance teacher and Director of the professional training of dancers at Millenium Dance Center

Emanuela Tagliavia

Dancer and choreographer, teacher of contemporary dance

Roberta Fontana

International teacher and choreographer of modern

Daniele Baldi

Hip Hop Choreographer. Hip Hop Teacher in popular tv show and dance school "Amici", Director of Eschilo1 Dance in Rome

Carlos Kamizele

Internationally renowned hip hop dancer, teacher and choreographer

Macia Del Prete

Dancer and teacher

Stefano Simmaco

Composer, musician and performer

Daniel Agesilas

Famed international Dancer and choreographer and former director at the Conservatoire de Paris.

Andy Lemond

Organizer of The International Dance Camp Festival

Lotte Sigh

Choreographer and artistic director of Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School

Morten Innstrand

Choreographer and artistic director of Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School

Jan Åström

Director of Ballettakademien Stockholm

Jay Asolo

Dancer and choreographer of international fame, teacher

Tasha Bertram

Ballet dancer, senior teacher, actress, singer and examiner of Russian Ballet Society

Richard D'Alton

Senior Classical Teacher - Conservatório de Dança do Vale do Sousa (Portugal) and Resident Choreographer - iRule...Dance (USA)

Marie Piskořová Veselá

Choreographer and founder of Tanec Bez Hranic - Dance Without Limit

Yureneva Inna

Teacher at Greenwich Conservatory Ballet

Gerardi Massimo

Dancer, choreographer and teacher at SEAD Salzburg experimental academy of dance

JP Omari

JP Omari is a multi-award winning Hip Hop dancer, teacher, coach and choreographer, founder of Streetfunk

Juan Polo Cobos

Teacher at Real Conservatorio Profesional De Danza Mariemma and Adams Valencia

Georgina RigolaPeña

Teacher and choreographer, founder and artistic director of Barcelona Dance Center, BCN City Ballet

Ilenja Rossi

Ballerina ospite nei Black Clubs in Italia e all'estero. Insegnante e coreografa.


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