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Universal Ballet CompetitionDirectors
Lissette Salgado-Lucas and David Lucas


The Premier Ballet-Only Competition.


Universal Ballet CompeitionCelebrating our 5th season in 2018, Universal Ballet Competition (UBC) is proud to be considered a leader, innovator and educator of ballet dancers at our competitions.

Once again for 2018 we will be in Atlanta, Georgia and Miramar, Florida.

From the moment you walk into the theater, to the details of the awards ceremony, we take pride in every aspect of our competition and genuinely strive for it to be the premier ballet competition of its kind.

The goal of UBC is to further educate teachers, parents and students about the ballet profession and to help prepare for the challenges that may come along. We invite parents and teachers to come to observe our master classes, giving them a view into the life of a professional ballet class. We then invite them to stay for the beautifully organized competition that follows.

All competitors have the unique opportunity to participate in master classes presented by international and national esteemed teachers. Students benefit from the high level of expertise of these fine professionals. These classes take place on stage before the competition begins. They will help the students to improve in specific areas of technique.

Our classes are an incredible opportunity for students to be observed by world-renowned artistic directors, choreographers and teachers in a variety of dance genres. While taking classes, students are being observed for scholarship considerations that will be awarded at the end of the competition.

For the competition portion, dancers are required to compete in traditional classical repertoire as well as a contemporary piece. We continue to include intermediate and advanced levels of competition so that very dancer has an opportunity to showcase their level of training.

2018 Scholarships include American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Houston Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey School, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Modas Dance, Pennsylvania Ballet School and Sarasota Ballet. With these scholarship opportunities, dancers will be one step closer to becoming the professionals they dream of.

UBC’s esteemed panel of judges will be awarding scholarships to these top schools and many more. For more information, visit our website listed below.


Main Faculty/Judges

Judges and Master Teachers include Wes Chapman, Iliana Lopez, Charmaine Hunter, Claudio Munoz, Duncan Cooper and Lindsay Fischer – with more to be announced at a later date.


Dates and Venues

2018 Dates

Miramar, FL - February 16-18
Atlanta, GA  - March 16-18


Call 305-582-7877




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