Prix de lausanne
International Ballet Competition
January 29th - February 5th, 2017
Finals Saturday February 4th


2017 Interlude part II

The second part of the 2017 interlude is a collaboration between two Prix de Lausanne partner companies: the Royal Ballet and the Ballett Zürich. Two soloists, one from each company, will perform a “pas de deux” choreographed by Christian Spuck. LE GRAND PAS DE DEUX Choreography: Christian Spuck Music: Ouvertüre zur Oper “La gazza ladra” […]

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2017 Daily Dance Dialogues

The Daily Dance Dialogue is an intimate discussion, question & answer session with some of the most prominent figures in the world of dance. Three sessions will take place during the competition week, which are open to the public and free.   This year, the Daily Dance Dialogues will be moderated by Amy Brandt, Editor-in-chef […]

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Classes for local dance schools

Each year, students from local dance schools have the chance to participate in free classical and contemporary classes at the Beaulieu Theater, during the week of the competition.   During this 45th edition of the Prix de Lausanne, they are invited at the following times: Wednesday, February 1st, 6-7.15pm Contemporary class taught by Yohan Stegli, prize winner of […]

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A conversation with John Neumeier

As part of the 45th edition, the Prix de Lausanne wished to honour the work of the choreographer John Neumeier. All of the contemporary variations offered to the students this year are exclusively his creations. For our many years of collaboration and his devotion to the education of young dancers, the Prix de Lausanne has […]

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Nureyev Foundation workshops 2017

The Rudolf Nureyev Foundation presents two workshops for the candidates during the week of the competition which will be open for observation to the public, as well as an open forum for directors, parents and teachers. Programme of the week Cool Down and Relaxation – January 30th, 6.00-7.00pm (girls) and January 31st, 5.00-6.00pm (boys) A physical and psychological […]

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Prix de Lausanne 2017 artistic collaborators

We are delighted to present our artistic collaborators for this 45th edition of the Prix de Lausanne. The competition could not exist without the precious collaboration of these international teachers, coaches and musicians. They contribute to ensuring that the Prix is a learning opportunity as well as a springboard to success, through their availability, constant care, and experienced […]

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2017 Interlude

During the jury deliberations on the finals, the audience can watch a short performance by former prize winners and dancers from our partner institutions. This year, the Prix de Lausanne has the great honor to welcome the National Youth Ballet of Germany (Bundesjugendballet) and its Artistic Director Kevin Haigen for the first part of the […]

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Girls morning class Ballett-Akademie Munchen

The Friends of Prix de Lausanne visit Munich!

A group of 10 people from the Friends of Prix de Lausanne travelled to Munich on Wednesday to visit Prix de Lausanne Partners. They were warmly welcomed by the Ballett-Akademie (Hochschule für Musik und Theater München) and the Bayerisches Staatsballett at the Bayerische Staatsoper. In the morning the group met Jan Broeckx (Director of Ballett-Akademie) for a tour of his school and to […]

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Jury ©Rodrigo Buas

Jury members for the Prix de Lausanne 45th edition

The jury of the Prix de Lausanne is composed of nine renowned personalities of the dance world, each of whom has a link with one of our partner schools/companies or is a former prize winner of the competition. Further other aspects are taken into consideration to compose the panel such as: a wide geographical representation, […]

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