VII VAGANOVA-PRIX WINNERS
1st place – Lee Sangmin
2nd place – Chino Mark and Egor Geraschenko
3rd place – Zagidullin Ervin
GIRLS, junior group
1st place – Bulanova Maria and Shimada Harui
2nd place – Savelieva Svetlana and Yoshie Erina
GIRLS, senior group
1st place – Lee Soobin
2nd place – Sevenard Eleonora
3rd place – Park Seon Mee
VBA 1-year trainee placement: Markovic Anamarija and Takamori Miyu
Best partner – Lazarev Arsentiy
Diana Vishneva award – Smirnova Anastasia
Dudinskaya-Sergeev Fund award – Sevenard Eleonora
The Vaganova Ballet Academy has revived its International Ballet Competition Vaganova-PRIX. This year was the seventh time that the competition has been held and the results were announced this afternoon.
The Vaganova-PRIX was founded by the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1988 and in 1995 it went international.
The glamorous list of past winners include Ulyana Lopatkina (1990); Adrian Fadeev, Svetlana Zakharova, Igor Kolb (1995); Polina Semionova, Mikhail Lobukhin, Ekaterina Krysanova, Vladimir Shklyarov (2002); and Vadim Muntagirov (2006).
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.