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The application deadline of the 6th Istanbul International Ballet Competition is extended to 10th May 2024.



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The General Directorate of Turkish State Opera and Ballet, the only professional academic ballet institution in Turkey, is proud to present the 6th edition of the Istanbul International Ballet Competition. This prestigious event will take place from 10 to 14 June in Istanbul, the vibrant crossroads of Europe and Asia. The competition will culminate in a gala performance and awards ceremony at the newly opened AKM (Atatürk Cultural Centre), further extending the global reach of the art form. We are proud to announce that Iana Salenko , Marian Walters and the Grand Prix winner of the 5th edition, Bahtiyar Adamzhan will perform at the Gala Night.

Promising young dancers will compete in front of a prestigious jury and be given an invaluable opportunity to showcase their talent. The organisers would like to express their sincere gratitude to the talented artists and dedicated technical team whose contributions make this magnificent event possible. We extend our best wishes to all the participating dancers and look forward to witnessing the emergence of future ballet stars.


Application Deadline: 10th May 2024