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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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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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Interlude with the Paris Opera Ballet School

During the competition Finals, the audience will be able to enjoy 2013 excerpts from the Paris Opera Ballet School Tricentennial Gala. These will feature: D’ores et déjà Music: Jean-Philippe Rameau Choreography: Béatrice Massin et Nicolas Paul Costumes: Olivier Bériot Lights: Madjid Hakimi Péchés de Jeunesse Music: Gioacchino Rossini Choreography: de Jean-Guillaume Bart Costumes: Philippe Binot […]

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Programme book 2021

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

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Bourse vaudoise de danse, and the winner is

Congratulations to Cassandre Verholen! She won the first “Bourse vaudoise de danse” organised by the Prix de Lausanne thanks to Retraites Populaires*. Cassandre is 15,5 years old and she is from Crassier (Vaud). She currently studies ballet at the Tanz Akademie Zürich. The scholarship has been attributed yesterday after an audition at the Arsenic, Lausanne. […]

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Bourse vaudoise de danse de Retraites Populaires

The Prix de Lausanne and Retraites Populaires are collaborating in the search of a young talented dancer in the Vaud area. The scholarship will be attributed to one selected dancer, after a video selection as well as an audition at the the Arsenic (centre d’art scénique contemporain) on Sunday, October 11th, 2020. Bourse vaudoise de danse […]

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Answers to candidates by Emma Sandall

Emma Sandall, journalist, choreographer, dancer and Prix de Lausanne Prize Winner (1994), answers your questions about the video selection process for the Prix de Lausanne 2021. Serena Reed: How much does the jury take into consideration the difficulty of the steps the dancer presents in their video? Also, would the jury prefer to see different […]

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Watch the World Ballet School Day

Today, we come together with 10 ballet schools around the world to share a message of solidarity in the inaugural World Ballet School Day. You will see the Prix de Lausanne 2020 Prize Winner Ava Arbuckle sharing her insights about the competition. Ava won a scholarship offered by the “Bourse Jeune Espoir” and the Best Young […]

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World Ballet School Day

On Tuesday July 7th, 2020, the Prix de Lausanne and 11 ballet schools around the world come together to share a message of solidarity in the inaugural World Ballet School Day. Connecting the next generation of young professional dance artists with young people from around the world, World Ballet School Day highlights the resilience, strength, dedication, […]

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