Who we are
Artistic Director, Shelly Power
Shelly Power brings over 45 years of artistic and administrative experience to the Prix de Lausanne. As a young student Ms. Power began her dance journey in the United States and has experienced a variety of roles from student to dancer to director preparing her to lead Prix de Lausanne into the future.
The majority of her career was formed with Houston Ballet and concluded as the Academy Director from 2004 to 2016. During her tenure Ms. Power developed numerous programs to support career planning, wellness, academics, housing and life-skills, all to prepare students for healthy lifestyles as professional dancers and responsible human beings. Ms. Power aims to continue to support and develop students transitions from student to dancer while upholding Prix de Lausanne’s mission of excellence. She looks forward to building strong relationships with partner schools and companies. Ms. Power is committed to sustaining Pdl’s established values and excited about the expansion of future initiatives.
Board Members of the Fondation en faveur de l’art chorégraphique
Stéphane Lagonico, president
Flora Karasso Rupf
Marie-Christine von Suppan
Franz Blankart, Honorary Chairman
Charles Gebhard, Honorary Chairman
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Emilie Chavaillaz Tendon – Administrative Director – email@example.com
Pauline Daragon – Communications & Press Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
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