2024 Model Search Participation Fee
The Pointe Shop

2024 Model Search Participation Fee

Regular price $ 350.00

ThePointeShop and Dancer's Choice Model Search 2024

ThePointeShop Model Search is an annual charity event.
This year, proceeds will benefit YAGP*

Participation fee for the Final Round is $350

Payment Deadline: Saturday, February 17, 2024

*Semi-Finalists will be announced on social media on Sunday, February 18th, 2024.*
 If your fee is not paid before the deadline, you will not be announced as one of our semi-finalists.
All Semi-finalists will be required to travel to Southern California for the in-person live 2-day event on Saturday, March 16th, and Sunday, March 17th, 2024 for the final selection.  If you do not attend the event, you will forfeit your Semi-Finalist title

ThePointeShop Semi-Finalists will receive:

  • Master Class ($100 value)
  • Goody bag: including matching leotard and skirt ($350 value)
  • Professional Photoshoot: headshot and dance photos ($100 value)
  • Features on ThePointeShop social media 

Required Attendance: March 16th and March 17th, 2024

ROUND 2: Semi-Finals
Saturday, March 16th, 2024
- Master Class
- Individual Evaluations: Center & Across the Floor Combinations
- Tech/Staging
- Professional Photoshoot 
- Video filming for Instagram Reels, TikTok, and YouTube Shorts
*Semi-Finalists will be judged based on Dance Technique, Stage Presence, Musicality, & Creativity*

ROUND 3: Final Show 
Sunday, March 17th, 2024
- Pilates with Barbra Abell
- Tech/Staging
- Show

*Finalists will be announced during the show.  If you are selected as a Finalist, you will be one of ThePointeShop Ambassadors for 2024 and will be in the running to be ThePointeShop Model.
In addition to the Semi-Finalist prizes, ThePointeShop Ambassadors will receive:
  • 10% discount at ThePointeShop for the year as a PointeShop Ambassador
  • Featured on ThePointeShop website, e-mails and socials throughout the year
  • Exclusive merchandise from ThePointeShop
Model Search 2024 Winners will receive:
  • 25% discount at ThePointeShop for the year as ThePointeShop Model
  • $1,000 in prizes including pointe shoes and goodies from each brand
  • $1,800 Photoshoot with world renowned photographer Ballet Zaida
  • Feature on ThePointeShop website, e-mails, and socials throughout the year
  • Exclusive merchandise from ThePointeShop
ThePointeShop 2024 Models will be selected based on dancing ability, creativity and poise, and will represent ThePointeShop & Dancer's Choice in promotional materials, websites, social media, print, and email blasts from May 2024-April 2025.


Past Models Include:

  • Sage Humphries: Boston Ballet
  • Madeline Woo: Principal Dancer at Royal Swedish Ballet
  • Matisse Love: Moscow State Theater of Russian Ballet
  • Amber Ray: Formerly Stuttgart Ballet
  • Petra Johnson (Pre Professional): Prix de Lausanne 2021
  • Natalie Steele (Pre Professional): YAGP Finals Gold Medal 2021
  • Keliah Peterson (Pre Professional): YAGP Finals Soloist 2017-2021
  • Samantha Striplin (Pre Professional): YAGP Finalist 2019-2022
  • Isabella Graves: Trainee at Milwaukee Ballet
  • Ayne Kim: (Pre Professional): The Ballet Clinic

*The application fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee your acceptance as an ambassador or model.