46th
International ballet competition
January 28th - February 4th, 2018
Next finals: Saturday February 3rd
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Carte blanche to Niels Ackermann

Exhibition of photographies, Grand-Pont, Lausanne. From Jan 22nd to Feb 5th, 2018 In 2017, the Prix de Lausanne gave a “Carte blanche” to the Swiss photographer Niels Ackermann to document the competition in his own way. The Grand-Pont – a central location in Lausanne with a lot of people crossing it every day – highlights […]

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Results of the Networking Forum 2017

We are delighted to announce that 42 dancers – among the candidates 0f the Prix de Lausanne 2017 – confirmed they have now taken up an offer to dance in a partner school or company thanks to the Networking Forum who took place at the end of the competition last year! The list of their […]

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My overall experience at the Prix, By Anaya Bobst

In this last scheduled newsletter; I wanted to discuss my overall experience at the Prix de Lausanne. Prior to arriving, I was nervous and excited to work at the competition. However, towards the end of the week, I was surprised by how fitting the comment from candidate Jack Joshua Price was: “Wherever you end up […]

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The Prix’s focus on dance education, By Anaya Bobst

“The repertoire in every company is so varied now and you have to be able to switch from one to the other and you hope that students (…) learn how to do that” – Shelly Power, Artistic Director and CEO of the Prix de Lausanne. Educating students to become as versatile as possible is one […]

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The Prize winners 2017: their choices!

The Prix de Lausanne is proud to announce the 2017 Prize winner’s choices in terms of partner schools and companies of ballet : 1. Michele Esposito – Italy –  company chosen: Het Nationale Ballet, Junior Company – Apprenticeship offered by Adveq 2. Marina Fernandes da Costa Duarte – Brazil – company chosen: Bavarian State Ballet – “Corps de ballet” contract offered by Oak Foundation 3. Taisuke Nakao – Japan – school […]

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What defines a great leader? By Anaya Bobst

“Knowledge and passion. If you have someone on top of you that you can trust (…) who is not superficial, and (…) who has the art form as a priority”, they are great leaders, Yohan Stegli, Ballet master, Deputy of the Artistic Director of the National Youth Ballet, and contemporary variations coach at the Prix […]

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After the Prix, by Anaya Bobst

I have been back in school for a week now. Even though my days are full of dance training, work, and academic classes, I have been thinking about the competition every day. I cannot get certain moments and people out of my head, but how could you, surrounded by such committed practitioners who share the […]

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Prize winners 2017

The Prix de Lausanne has once again attracted young and promising dancers from all over the world. 67 out of the 74 selected candidates, finally participated in the 45th edition. Yesterday, 20 candidates were chosen at the selections to compete in the finals. 8 finalists were awarded a scholarship that provides them with the unique opportunity to choose among the […]

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Inside the Prix, by Anaya Bobst – Day VI

“You can really meet people from other countries here (…) If you want to change your school for a whatever reason and you want to see another place, it is very good because you can meet those people here” – Laura Cazzaniga, Ballet Mistress of Hamburg Ballet and contemporary variations coach for the Prix de […]

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Results – Selections – 45th edition of Prix de Lausanne

Lausanne February 3rd, 2017: after 4 days of intensive classes, 20 candidates have qualified for the finals of the competition. Since the beginning of the week, 66 candidates from all over the world have attended daily classes, coaching, and rehearsals with prestigious professionals in the field. Carefully observed by jury members, the candidates have all had […]

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