Project Tutu is a Tutu Design Competition modeled after the famed "Project Runway." It is sponsored by and the International Ballet Competition (IBC), Jackson. Amateur and professional Tutu-makers from all over the world are invited to Jackson, MS to compete for the prizes and be featured in the renowned Project Tutu Fashion Show.

Ballet-lovers can participate in our online "People's Choice" voting contest and shop our Scholarship Silent Auction for extraordinary costumes & services.

Ballet & Fashion collide for this celebrated event every four years. Don't miss our next event June 2018!


  • June 17-20, 2018
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Only One Opening Left!
  • $200 Entry Fee. First Prize $ 1,000

Each competitor creates a tutu masterpiece in two and a half days with materials provided by North Carolina ballet costume shop and online retailer

First, Second and Third Place prizes are awarded by a distinguished panel of ballet industry judges. 

Competition updates will be published online on the Facebook Page.

Contest Details

Entry Form


  • Wednesday, June 20th, 2pm
  • Atrium of the Mississippi Arts Center.
  • Free Admission.
  • Hosted by the International Ballet Competition &

All competing tutus are featured alongside tutus of current ballet costume designers, vintage tutus and designs at the Project Tutu Fashion Show attended by world-renowned ballet directors and choreographers, dancers and balletomanes.

This popular event is historically standing-room only. This year we hope to stream live from the Facebook Page.

IBC Jackson INFO


  • Online at
  • May 22nd - June 21st 2018
  • Tutus, Tiaras & Other ballet-related items!
  • Winners annouced 6/22/18 and the IBC host a silent auction of professional ballet costumes and services to raise funds for a dance scholarship. Auction items will be on display in the Thalia Mara Theatre Lobby. 

The Scholarship Fund is administered by the IBC and awarded to a participant in financial need.

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