Ascending Choreographer's Festival

Summer 2020

Applications will open on April 15, 2020 for the Ascending Choreographer’s Festival, a new opportunity for choreographers ages 18-25 to showcase original work and compete for the opportunity to be presented by The Warehouse Theatre @ E-Street in a split bill performance in January 2021. Choreographers of all genres are encouraged to apply for this choreography showcase.


Ascending Choreographer’s Festival will be presented on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at:

The Warehouse Theatre @ E-Street 

2113 Columbia Park Dr.

Edgewood, MD 21040. 


All works must be between 3.5 and 9 minutes long. Works over the time limit will not be considered. Please submit your video by uploading it to YouTube or Vimeo and include the link on your application form. Applications without a video link will not be considered. Do not email your video to The Warehouse Theatre @ E-Street. 

An application fee of $15.00 per piece is required. Fees are payable through our website at the bottom of this page. We are unable to accept other forms of payment. Your fee must be paid before your work will be considered. 


The competition to be presented in a split bill performance in January 2021 will be determined by audience vote. Each audience member will receive one vote to cast for their favorite performance of the show.  Choreographers must be present to be considered for the voting process. All votes will be tallied at the end of the evening performance and the winners will be announced.

Dancers and choreographers must be available for technical rehearsal on June 26 or the morning of June 27. A technical rehearsal schedule will be made promptly after acceptance announcements have been made public.

The deadline to apply is June 5, 2020. You will be notified by email on or before June 10th with our decision of acceptance or rejection. If your piece is selected, you will have one week to submit your program information, technical information, publicity photos, and sound file.

All performers must be at least 13 years old for this event.


Tickets for the ACF Split Bill & Ascending Choreographer's Festival may be purchased below!

Ascending Choreographer's Festival Weekend Events

  • Ascending Choreographer's Festival
    Sat, Jun 27
    The Warehouse Theatre @ E- Street
    Jun 27, 2020, 7:00 PM
    The Warehouse Theatre @ E- Street, 2113 Columbia Park Rd, Edgewood, MD 21040, USA
    The Summer 2020 cycle of Ascending Choreographer's Festival boasts a roster of regional creators.
  • ACF Split Bill
    Fri, Jun 26
    2113 Columbia Park Rd
    Jun 26, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    2113 Columbia Park Rd, 2113 Columbia Park Rd, Edgewood, MD 21040, USA
    Join The Warehouse Theatre @ E-Street for a night of dance created by our second round of Ascending Choreographer's Festival audience choice winners! The Summer 2020 ACF Split Bill performance features works by Maggie DeFrees and London Smith.

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2113 Columbia Park Dr. 
Edgewood, Maryland 21040, USA

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