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Jan 31st – Feb 6th, 2022
Finals: Feb 5th, 2022

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World Ballet School Day

On behalf of the World Ballet School Day (WBSD) 2021 Organizing Committee, we warmly extend an invitation for you to participate in the second edition of WBSD to celebrate the power of dance to brighten our world! WBSD connects the next generation of young professional dance artists with young people from around the world. Created […]

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Bourse vaudoise de danse 2021

Congratulations to Émilie Caro! She won the second Bourse vaudoise de danse organised by the Prix de Lausanne thanks to Retraites Populaires*. Émilie is 16 years old and she is from Etoy (Vaud). She currently studies ballet at the Julie Duruisseau Dance School (Aubonne, Vaud). The scholarship has been attributed after an audition that took […]

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Throwback to the first edition of the Young Creation Award

Amid the second wave of the Covid19 pandemic in Switzerland, the Fondation en faveur de l’Art Chorégraphique’s (Fondation) new 2021 Partner school and company project, the Young Creation Award, like its main competition, happened entirely via video submission. “When I saw the talent and richness of the candidates’ choreographies, I knew that this new choreographic […]

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Schools & companies chosen by the 2021 Prize Winners

The 6 Prize Winners of the Prix de Lausanne – Video Edition 2021 have chosen the school or company that they will be joining for the upcoming season! Discover their choices below: 1- António CASALINHO – Portugal Company chosen: Forfeited his apprenticeship / The apprenticeship is offered to: Liya FAN – China School chosen: Royal Ballet […]

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Photo exhibition

INCANDESCENT HEARTS Grand-Pont, Lausanne – From April 12th to 26th, 2021 Photographer, Nicolas Brodard, unintentionally chose thermal imaging to honour the carte blanche to document the 48th edition of the Prix de Lausanne, without anticipating the pandemic wave that followed. The thermograms presented here were captured between February 2nd and 8th, 2020, shortly before our society’s activities were shut down. The […]

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Summer Intensive 2021

The next Summer Intensive – European Preselection will take place from July 6th to 11th, 2021 at the Arsenic, in Lausanne. Registration is open until April 15th, 2021 (the deadline has been extended). To read more info and register > click here

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Young Creation Award Winners

We are really excited to have been able to hold the first edition of the Young Creation Award despite the situation. 5 Finalists have presented their original choreographies to the Jury on Wednesday, via video. Today, after the Finals, the Jury has announced the two winners of this brand new choreographic programme: Samuel Winkler with […]

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Finalists – Video Edition

Despite the exceptional format of this edition, the 78 candidates from all around the world have been able to show their hard work and talent via video. Following a week of ballet class exercises, they have presented today their classical and contemporary variations on video. At the end of this day of Selections, the Jury, […]

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Live streaming schedule

Watch more than 7 hours of live streaming daily! To find the candidates’ numbers, please visit the 2021 programme book (page 39) or download the Excel list. Monday – Feb. 1st From 10am: Ballet class exercises / candidates 101 to 110 From 2pm: Ballet class exercises / candidates 111 to 120 INTERVIEWS: 10.55am: Interview with Richard […]

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Programme book 2021

To read the 2021 programme book online, please CLICK HERE!

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