The members of the video selections jury panel for the Prix de Lausanne 2019 have chosen 71 dancers to participate. Along with the nine pre-selected candidates, a total of 80 dancers will take part in the 47th edition of the international competition from 3-10 February 2019.
The video selections concluded last weekend by the panel of nine jury members who looked at 363 applicants (273 girls and 90 boys), from 40 different countries.
44 girls and 36 boys will take part in the Prix de Lausanne 2019.
The names and schools of all the participants can be downloaded here.
After video selection for the 2019 Prix
17 countries represented
Candidates selected during Pre-selections
Candidates registered upon invitation
Kathryn Bradney, Prix de Lausanne's Artistic and Executive Director, said,
This year has been so exciting between the talent scouting with Prix de Lausanne pre-selections in the USA, Brazil and Russia, and now after four days of intensive video Selections with a fantastic jury here in Lausanne!
I am very happy with the extremely high level of the 80 exceptionally talented candidates that have been chosen for the next Prix de Lausanne competition in February 2019. The diversity is extraordinary with 17 different nationalities from around the globe. Dance is my passion that I share with all of these students and I congratulate those that have been accepted and I'm also encouraging those that have not been accepted this year to continue working toward their future goals.
I am very excited and inspired to welcome the next generation of ballet stars to the promising Prix de Lausanne's 47th edition.
* Several candidates were pre-selected in New York (at the occasion of the Youth America Grand Prix in the United States), in Goiânia (at the official South American Prix de Lausanne's pre-selection in Brazil) and in St. Petersburg (at the occasion of the Vaganova-Prix in Russia).
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.