Candidates selected for the 2016 Prix de Lausanne
292 candidates ( 235 girls and 57 boys), representing 36 different nationalities, applied to participate in the video selection that took place from October 29th to November 1st, 2015.
You can check our document outlining the nationalities of all Prix 2016 candidates: 2016 candidates nationalities
The jury in charge of the video selection was made up of:
Mrs. Amanda Bennett, Prix de Lausanne artistic director and director of Balletschule Theater Basel
Mr. Nicola Biasutti, Teacher at the John Cranko Schule, Stuttgart
Mr. Jason Beechey, Rector of the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz, Dresden
Mrs. Kathleen McNurney, Artistic Director of the dance company of the “Luzerner Theater”, Switzerland
Mr. Dmitry Govorukhin, Former dancer with Ballet Zurich under the direction of Heinz Spöerli. Today he is Assistant Director and teacher at Yen Han Dance Center, Zurich
Mrs. Nicola A’Hern, Teacher at the Royal Ballet School, London
Mr. Sean Wood, Co-artistic director of the “Ecole de danse de Genève” and the “Ballet Junior Genève”
Mr. Patrice Delay, Co-artistic director of the “Ecole de danse de Genève” and the “Ballet Junior Genève”
The panel has selected 71 young dancers, representing 19 different nationalities, to go through to the next stage of the competition, which will take place in Lausanne from February 2 to 7, 2015. You can see who they are here: Selected candidates 2016
In addition, Facundo Luqui, Carolyne de Freitas Galvao and Eric Figueredo Amancio were selected at our Preselection in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
We would like to congratulate all selected Prix de Lausanne 2015 candidates and wish them all the best in their preparation for the coming months.